Tomorrow (Friday 31st March 2017) the Aberdeen law project will hold a seminar to discuss Brexit and how it will affect smaller organisations and charities. There will be a Q & A session with lecturer Dr. Justin Borg-Barthet.
If you would like to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of people and any advance questions you wish to put to Dr Borg-Barthet.
The event will run from 4pm – 5:30pm and will be held in New Kings Room 1.
The results of the 2016 Parlemeter poll have recently been published. The Parlemeter surveys focus on how the European Parliament is viewed by Europeans, knowledge of the institution, EU membership, citizenship and political values.
This year’s results show that 53% of those interviewed believe being in the EU is good for their country. However 54% felt that “things are going in the wrong direction” (p.8 of the analytical overview).
The United Kingdom’s referendum vote to leave the European Union raises many legal questions for Scotland and the other UK jurisdictions about the implementation and implications of Brexit. One initiative that aims to consider these questions is the Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe. As explained on its website, SULNE is “jointly led by the University […]
Shining Stars of Europe is a video competition for anyone who’d like to share their ideas for the future. All you need to do is submit a short video (no more than two minutes). Winning participants will get the opportunity through travel and project grants to put their ideas in to practice, so get your thinking/director caps on! The deadline for submissions is 18 September 2016. For all the information you need to get started go to the official website. In the meantime, you can have a look at last year’s winning entries below. Good luck!
The UK Government has published a paper that considers some alternate arrangements for the UK’s relationship with the EU in the event there was a vote to leave in the forthcoming Referendum. Read it here.
Models considered include those used by Norway, Switzerland, Canada and Turkey.
Government Paper Rights and obligations of European Union membership
Staff here at the EDC recently attended the EU referendum panel discussion event in the Kings Conference Centre entitled ‘The UK and Europe. In or Out?’ and found it a very good format for exploring and clarifying the issues around the referendum. In the first hour, each of the four panellists, after being introduced, gave a 15 minute speech on a particular aspect of the EU and the UK’s relationship with it. The entire second hour (and a little bit more) was devoted to questions from the audience.
This event was part of The UK in a Changing Europe Initiative which provides and promotes independent research into the complex subject. It is funded by the (ESRC), and based at Kings College, London. Their website has lots of useful facts and figures as well as discussion papers and analysis.
*Please note – due to a high level of interest, this event is in the King’s College Conference Centre and not The Sir Duncan Rice Library as previously advertised*
On the 22nd March there will be an EU referendum panel discussion event in the Kings Conference Centre entitled ‘The UK and Europe. EU in or out’. The chair is Professor Margaret Ross, the University’s vice principal, and the panelists are:
Organised by the European Parliament, the European Youth Event (EYE) is an opportunity for people between the ages of 16 and 30 to gather in Strasbourg and raise and discuss important issues with European decision makers. If you’re interested in attending EYE 2016, which will take place on 20th-21st May next year, go to the EYE website, their Facebook page or check out the Twitter feed to find out more. In the meantime, have a look at the video below to get a quick flavour of what it’s all about.