13 July 2017

Multi-speed Europe: Opportunities and Challenges as the EU27 Move Ahead

Date: Thursday 13 July 2017

Time: 14:00-15:30

Location: University of Glasgow · Randolph Hall (A10) | University Avenue · Glasgow G12 8QQ

Dr Kirsty Hughes
Director · Scottish Centre on European Relations

Prof John Erik Fossum
Professor of Political Science · University of Oslo

Dr Gerry Hassan
Co-Director · Imagination: Scotland’s Festival of Ideas

Dr Myrto Tsakatika
Senior Lecturer in Politics · University of Glasgow

Prof Jan Willem Duyvendak | Chair
Chair of Executive Committee · Council for European Studies

While Brexit preoccupies public life in the UK, the EU27 perspective is more varied – attentive to the sizeable challenges facing Europe and the globe, including the economy, security, external migration and climate change, and of course different national politics in the member states. Although the EU27 (unlike the UK) are resolved to facing these challenges together within the Union, there is disagreement over how to move European integration forward. Should multi-speed Europe be intensified, with a committed core leading the way, for others to follow later? Should the EU refocus more intently on core business – namely, the internal market? Should power in fact be passed back to the national level to ensure the sustainability and legitimacy of the European project? Looking ahead, what shape will the post-Brexit EU take? Alongside the Council for European Studies International Conference in Glasgow, join us as we discuss the prospects for the Union of 27.

Practical Information

Doors open from 13.30. Tea/coffee available on arrival

Co-organised with the European Commission Office in Scotland and the Council for European Studies

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