Tuesady 7 March 2017

Playfair Library Hall | Old College
The University of Edinburgh

Prof Laura Cram
Professor of European Politics · University of Edinburgh

Prof Máiréad Nic Craith MRIA
Professor of European Culture and Heritage · Heriot-Watt University

Colin Imrie
EU Policy Analyst

Dr Sanja Badanjak
Postdoctoral Research Fellow · University of Edinburgh

Anthony Salamone | Chair
European Union Society President

Introduction from Dr Mark Hanniffy
Consul General of Ireland in Edinburgh

Conclusion from Jens-Peter Voss
Consul General of Germany in Edinburgh

This March marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Treaty of Rome – an agreement which created the European Economic Community and paved the way for today’s European Union. The evolution of the European project over those six decades has brought the Single Market and its freedoms, the euro, the Schengen area of borderless travel and Erasmus exchanges, among many other (often less recognised) elements of cooperation and partnership. In parallel to these developments, however, the EU has faced its share of challenges and crises, which have in recent years seemed to become ever more existential. Sixty years on, what lies ahead for the European Union? Will it be able to successfully adapt to the changing needs and wishes of European publics? How well can it manage relations with its neighbours (including, eventually, the UK)? What might Europe look like sixty years from now? Join us as we explore these timely questions on the future of Europe.

This event is co-organised with the Consulate General of Ireland in Edinburgh and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Edinburgh