The Federal Trust is a research institute studying the interactions between regional, national, European and global levels of government. Founded in 1945 on the initiative of Sir William Beveridge, it has long made a powerful contribution to the study of federalism and federal systems. It has always had a particular interest in the European Union and Britain’s place in it.
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In this video, our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the recent round of elections in the UK. They predict that British political parties will find it difficult to continue ignoring Brexit in their campaigning as Covid-19 retreats and the economic damage of Brexit mounts: Subscribe to our YouTube channel [...]
The consequences of Brexit and Covid-19 will be felt throughout the country for many years to come. They will vary however in scope and intensity between the UK’s regions. The Federal Trust has compiled a collection of essays focussing on the challenges now facing two specific regions of the country, London [...]
Tuesday, 22nd June 2021 17.00 - 19.00 (BST) Webinar on Zoom REGISTER HERE Jointly organised by The Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute 75 years after the multilateral international order was established through the [...]
The sight of UK Border Police arresting young Europeans on arrival in the UK is not a great look internationally
This article was first published by The Parliament Magazine When it emerged that some EU citizens had been wrongfully held, due to ignorance on the part of officials, the British Government also began to look [...]
A collection of papers on the occasion of the Conference on the Future of Europe Edited by Guido Montani and published under the auspices of The Altiero Spinelli Institute for Federalist Studies The launch of [...]
by Colin A. Munro Colin A. Munro is a former British diplomat. He joined HM Diplomatic Service in 1969 and held numerous positions during his career, in Berlin, Kuala Lumpur, Bucharest, Frankfurt, Zagreb, and served [...]
In this video, our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the recent round of elections in the UK. They predict that British political parties will find it difficult to continue ignoring Brexit in their campaigning as Covid-19 [...]
In Scotland, there is a real sense of its politics and the constitutional debate moving into a new phase as the aftermath of the pro-independence SNP and Green parties’ success in the elections sinks in. [...]
Wednesday, 16the June 2021 12.00 - 13.30 BST Online event on Zoom REGISTER HERE This will be the second event in our new series of webinars on "Federal Futures?". Our speakers will discuss how the [...]
by Professor Richard Rose FBA Professor Richard Rose is founder-director of the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde; Visiting Fellow at the European Union Institute in Florence; and [...]
ADMINISTRATION MATTERS? 19 May 2021 At this first event of our new series of webinars on "Federal Futures?" we discussed the changing structures and issues for governments and general public administration in, and between, England, [...]