Treaty of Rome conference

The University's Europa Institute will host a one day conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

Signing of the Treaty of Rome

The event which will take place at Surgeons' Hall Complex, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, on 19 January 2008, is free and open to all. However, registration is required.


Giuliano Amato, Italian Minister of the Interior and co-architect of the new European Constitution will be addressing the conference, and receiving questions, by video-conference. Speakers at the event will include Linda Fabiani MSP, Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture; Alex Fergusson MSP, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament; Sir Stephen Wall, former EU Adviser to Tony Blair and former UK Permanent Representative to the EU; and Brian Taylor, Political Editor of BBC Scotland.

Further details and registration

Find out more about the event and register online:

Conference website

Supported by the European Parliament

The conference is partially funded by the European Parliament. This funding has been awarded as the result of a competition, run by the European Parliament Directorate General for Information, with the aim of highlighting issues related to the role of the European Parliament in the development of European Integration, in the context of the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

Event details

The Treaty of Rome Conference

Tuesday 19 February 2008, 9.00am

Saturday 19 January 2008, 5.00pm

Surgeons' Hall Complex, Nicolson Street.