On the Edge – Britain on the European Sidelines?

The Federal Trust, together with its partner Global Policy Institute at London Metropolitan University, has received funding from the European Commission Representation in the UK to undertake this new project, which will explore the impact of the UK Coalition Government’s European policy on Britain’s relations with the EU, and in particular the increasingly emerging proposition that the United Kingdom is becoming semi-detached from the EU. The project is building on our previous project “The Coalition’ European policy after the Honeymoon” which concluded that despite the apparent impression of “business as usual” in Britain’s relationship with the EU since the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government took office, an underlying hardening of attitudes towards the EU is taking place in British government circles.

FINAL REPORT:

Over the Edge? Britain on the European sidelines
May 2013

PRESS RELEASE, 21st May 2013

CONFERENCES

9th October 2012: Europe in the World: CFSP and the European External Action Service
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12th December 2012: Reconnecting the public with the EU – not only in Britain
-Conference Report-

15th January 2013: The UK and the Eurozone
-Conference Report-

20th February 2013: The UK and the European Budget
-Conference Report-

21st May 2013: On the Edge – Britain on the European sidelines? Launch of final project report

CONFERENCE VIDEOS

Europe in the World : CFSP and the Europan External Action Service

9 October 2012

Speakers:

David Spence, David Davies of Llandinam Research Fellow at the LSE

Dr Alistair Shepherd, Lecturer in European Security, Aberystwyth University

Professor Richard Whitman, Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent

Professor Stephen Haseler, Director, Global Policy Institute

Brendan Donnelly, Director, the Federal Trust

 

 

 

 


Reconnecting the Public with the EU – Not Just in Britain

12 December 2012

Speakers:

Mark English, Head of Media, European Commission Representation in the UK

Dr Oliver Daddow, Reader in International Politics, University of Leicester

Professor Simona Piattoni, University of Trento

Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust

 

 

 

The UK and the Eurozone

15 January 2013

Speakers:

Martin Larch, Head of Unit for Ireland, Lithuania and Poland, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

Professor Stefan Collignon, Professor of Political Economy, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, and International Chief Economist of the Centro Europa Ricerche (CER), Rome

Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, London School of Economics

Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust

 

 

The UK and the EU Budget

20 February 2013

Speakers:

Professor Stephen Haseler, Director, Global Policy Institute

Vasco Cal, Economic Adviser, Bureau of European Policy Advisers, European Commission

Dr Giacomo Benedetto, Lecturer in Politics, Royal Holloway, University of London

Professor Alan Greer, Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of the West of England

Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust

 

 

 

On the Edge – Britain on the European Sidelines?

Final project conference and launch of final report 21 May 2013

Speakers:

Professor Stephen Haseler, Director, Global Policy Institute

Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust

Jackie Minor, Head of Representation in London, European Commission

Lord Dykes, House of Lords EU Sub-Committee E and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords