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Brexit and the Norway Model

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The Centre on Constitutional Change, which is based at the University of Edinburgh and includes academics from the Universities of Aberdeen, Cambridge, Cardiff, Stirling, and University College Cork, has issued an invitation to the launch of a new book Squaring the Circle. Could the Norway Model Work?  The launch event takes place in Edinburgh on the evening of Thursday 31st May.  Booking details for this free event are available here.

“As the UK Government and opposition parties struggle to define their vision of Brexit, attention has turned back to the European Economic Area or ‘Norway model’, which allows access to the European Single Market without membership of the European Union.

Professor John Erik Fossum (University of Oslo) will present the findings of his new book with Hans Petter Graver: Squaring the Circle. Could the Norway Model Work?

The book provides an overview of the Norway model, an assessment of the likelihood that the UK will adopt (parts of or all of) this model. It draws some lessons for the UK, and some reflections on the possible effects on Norway.

There will be a response by Dame Mariot Leslie (former UK Ambassador to Norway)”

NATURE@work – photography competition

What does nature mean to you?  To highlight the important role nature plays in all our lives The European Environment Agency (EEA) is organising a photography competition ‘NATURE@work’, which invites you to capture how nature benefits you.

The  competition is open to all European citizens over the age of 18 and invites them to submit photographs that illustrate any of the following three themes:

  • NATURE provides:
  • NATURE protects:
  • NATURE inspires:

The winners in each category above will be awarded a cash prize. The closing date is 15th August 2017. Find out more here.