Experts to explore UK’s future in Europe

Students and staff are being invited to attend a panel discussion about the UK’s European future.

The panel will consider the latest developments relating to the UK’s scheduled departure from the European Union in March 2019.

The event in the University’s Playfair Library takes place on Tuesday 4 December from 6-7.30pm.

Brexit Countdown: The Deal, the Politics and the Future

The University of Edinburgh, Playfair Library Hall, Old College, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

Tuesday 4 December, 6-7.30pm (Doors open from 5.30pm).

The free event is open to all. Registration in advance is required.

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Expert panel

Speakers will include Anthony Salamone, who is completing a PhD in British and European politics at the University, and is Research Fellow and Strategic Advisor at the Scottish Centre on European Relations.

He will be joined by Dr Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol, Senior Lecturer in International Business and Enterprise at the University of Glasgow, and Mure Dickie, Scotland Correspondent for the Financial Times.

Georgie Harris, Vice President Community at Edinburgh University Students’ Association, will also be part of the panel.

The event has been organised by the European Union Society and will be chaired by its president, Robert Jacek Włodarski.

The Brexit process is at a critical stage – a deal is on the table, but its fate in the House of Commons is far from certain. In the run-up to the crucial Commons vote on the deal, this public event will consider the state of Brexit as the countdown to March continues.

Anthony Salamone

European links

The University recently reinforced its commitment to build partnerships with leading European universities by signing Memorandums of Agreement (MoA) with the University of Amsterdam and University College Dublin.

The signings are the first in a series of MoAs that will be announced with key partner institutions in Europe and around the world.

The University and Europe

The University is inextricably linked with Europe. Edinburgh has participated in more than 300 large European collaborative projects, contributing to areas such as health research, information and communications technology and high-performance computing.

Academic year 2017/18 saw an increase in the number of European students choosing to study at Edinburgh, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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The University of Edinburgh and Europe

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