Tuesday, 5 April 2016

The UK and the EU: events in Exeter >>> 'Ask the Experts' Monday 25th April >>> Meet your MEP Friday 29th April

Things are hotting up in the region around the issue of the UK and the EU:
Futures Forum: The Transition Town movement, Europe and the world
Futures Forum: "EU membership has greatly benefited the UK's nature and the environment." ... But "the Common Agriculture Policy has proved an environmental disaster."

Later this month sees a couple of events taking place in Exeter:

The UK and the EU: Ask the Experts

MON, 25 APR AT 19:00

Event Description


About the event

Everyone is invited to 'Ask the Experts' at this public event hosted by the University of Exeter.
The event offers you the opportunity to ask a leading panel of specialists about possible implications of the upcoming EU Referendum. 
This event is funded by the ESRC’s ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ initiative.  For more details about the initiative visit the project website: http://ukandeu.ac.uk/
Professor Alison Harcourt, who has organised the event, said: “The public have to make a very important choice in the EU referendum on the 23 June and we hope this event will help them as they consider how to vote.
“The way the EU operates can be complex, and can seem even more so now competing sides in the referendum have started their campaigns. At this event the public can get expert, unbiased information about the impact of both a yes and no vote.”

Questions for the event

We welcome questions in advance either on the registration form, by email, or to #EUAsk on Twitter.

Some example questions from previous events are:

- If we were to leave the EU, what would that mean for our place in the world?
- What could the consequences for students coming from, or going to, EU countries be?
- Is the UK marginalised in 'Europe'?
- Given that we're a net contributor to the Union, are we getting value for our investment?

Venue and information

Forum Alumni Auditorium, Streatham Campus
For maps and directions please visit this page.
We intend to live stream this event using Periscope. We also intend to record the event using our lecture capture system.


Panellists will include:
  • Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law, University of Cambridge, and Senior Fellow of 'The UK in a Changing Europe'
  • Alison Harcourt, Professor of Public Policy, University of Exeter and Senior Fellow of 'The UK in a Changing Europe'
  • Claudio Radaelli, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for European Governance, University of Exeter
  • Susan Banducci, Professor and Director of the Exeter Q-Step Centre, University of Exeter
  • James Devenney, Professor of Commercial Law and Head of the Law School, University of Exeter
  • Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics


19.00 - event starts. After a short introduction the whole event will be a Q&A / debate with the audience.
20.30 - event ends


Please register using the 'register' link on this page.
If you wish to register without using Eventbrite by email or phone please contact: research-events@exeter.ac.uk or 01392 722321.
Alumni Auditorium - The Forum, University of Exeter EX4 4SZ, United Kingdom - View Map
The UK and the EU: Ask the Experts Tickets, Mon, 25 Apr 2016 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

Europe, Democracy and Citizenship in the 21st Century

Course Dates : Started March 2nd, then 7 sessions with research break over Easter. Eighth session on Friday 29th April.

Venue : Bradninch Court, Castle Street. EXETER EX4 3PL

NEWS: (send Kevin anything you want included).

This site link from Nigel is to a EU version of 38degrees e-campaigning web-site. You can start your own campaign here. https://you.wemove.eu/campaigns/transparency

Also helpful is this notice from Susie about an ‘ask the experts’ free event at Exeter University on Mon 25th April which gives you a chance to prepare difficult questions for our MEPs on Friday 29th. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-uk-and-the-eu-ask-the-experts-tickets-23112358687

MEP session will be on Friday 29th April

at the Mint, from 3-6pm (note latter time).

We are promised Julie Girling (Con, Remain) at 3pm followed by William (the Earl of) Dartmouth (UKIP, Leave) at 4.30pm.

Get your questions ready and invite a friend (or two) we will be in the big room so can accommodate up to 70.

This is a Q&A session not a debate.

The Debate will be on 13th April with representatives from different campaign groups, again we are in big room so guests are welcome.

EXETER - Europe, Democracy and Citizenship in the 21st Century

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