9 May 2019

Future of Europe: Scottish and German Strategies and Interests

Date: Thursday 9 May 2019

Time: 17:30-19:00

Location: The Lighthouse | 11 Mitchell Lane · Glasgow G1 3NU

Julia Gross
Deputy Head of Mission · Embassy of Germany to the UK

Dr Kirsty Hughes
Director · Scottish Centre on European Relations

Prof Michael Keating
Director · Centre on Constitutional Change

Paul Reddish
Chief Executive · ProjectScotland

Maria Fletcher | Chair
Senior Lecturer in European Law · University of Glasgow

Later this May, voters across the EU will elect the next European Parliament for a five-year term. In the autumn, the new European Commission will be appointed, including the new Commission president, along with the new president of the European Council. Despite the disruptive internal and external environment, the EU must address its challenges, including democracy, populism, migration, climate change, industrial strategy and inequality, in a strategic and dynamic way. This discussion will consider Scottish, German and EU perspectives on the future of Europe, and the interests of Scotland and Germany in the EU’s future focus and direction. The event will follow the publication of SCER’s major report on the future of Europe and Scottish interests under its programme Scotland and Europe: Disruption, Continuity and Change. Join us on Europe Day as we reflect on the EU’s future in challenging times.

Practical Information

Doors open at 17.00. Reception to follow

Co-organised with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the University of Glasgow

This event is free. Registration in advance required. All are welcome

The Scottish Centre on European Relations is an independent EU think tank based in Edinburgh