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Welcome

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.

The Federal Trust has no allegiance to any political party. It is registered as a charity for the purposes of education and research.

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Video: The fallout from Brexit continues

In this new video, our Chairman, John Stevens, and Director, Brendan Donnelly, discuss the post-Brexit state of UK/EU relations. They argue that the present British government will generally seek  a confrontational relationship with the EU over the coming months. This confrontation will be a source of instability in Northern Ireland and encourage the forces [...]

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AI, London and Europe

By |March 16th, 2021|

by Dr Hugh Lawson-Tancred, Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London and Henry C.W. Price, Doctoral Researcher, Imperial College London   Mankind's last invention At the present critical juncture of world history, it is of [...]

Is there a pathway to freedom and democracy in Belarus?

By |March 12th, 2021|

By Roger Casale and Veronika Móra   Roger Casale is Secretary General and CEO of New Europeans.     Veronika Móra is the Director of Ökotárs Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation and co-founder of the Civilizáció Coalition in Hungary.   This [...]

VIDEO: After Brexit, a federal UK?

By |March 5th, 2021|

In this video, Federal Trust Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Blick comments on the emerging debate about a more federalised United Kingdom. He argues that the nature of federalism has often been misunderstood in the [...]

The North East after Covid-19 and Brexit

By |March 5th, 2021|

by Alastair Balls [*] Alastair Balls is a former Senior Economic Adviser to HM Treasury and former Northern Region Director for the Departments of Environment and of Transport.  Most recently his main involvement in the [...]