Please find below a list of our most recent events and activities in Scotland.
This Brexit Cafe gave a unique opportunity to have a say on the decision that will affect everybody's life the longest and to hear expert opinion from MEP Alyn Smith.Read more : Brexit Café Edinburgh - Meet Alyn Smith MEP
Students from University of Glasgow hosted, with the support of the European Information Office in Edinburgh, a debate on the 2017 Sakharov Prize finalists.Read more : Sakharov Prize debate at University of Glasgow
Students from Queen's University Belfast hosted, with the support of the European Information Office in Edinburgh, a debate on the 2017 Sakharov Prize finalists.Read more : Sakharov Prize Debate at Queen's University Belfast
We hosted a panel debate with David Martin MEP, Alyn Smith MEP and Kirsty Hughes (SCER), moderated by Charles Fletcher. The event took place at High School Yards, University of Edinburgh.Read more : The European Parliament, BREXIT and Scotland - where do we stand?
On 14 July, we hosted a panel discussion at the 24th International Conference of Europeanists, at the University of Glasgow, to explore the challenges (and possible solutions) faced by governments (national and devolved), businesses and citizens around the issue of borders as Brexit negotiations get under way.Read more : Politicians and experts discuss 'Borders in a post-Brexit Europe'
On 22 June, members of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy (CSPP) and Youth European Movement (YEM) Edinburgh organised a discussion on the concerns of European citizens residing in the UK over Brexit.Read more : Full house in a discussion on the issues facing EU nationals in the UK
On 31 May, we welcomed the Hansard Society scholars to our office and shared some of our information materials with them.Read more : Hansard Society Scholars study trip to Edinburgh
We continued with our series of "Meet your MEP" events in May, this time bringing the concept to an audience at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow.Read more : David Martin MEP meets audience in Glasgow
On 15 May, talented pupils from across Scotland gathered at the Scottish Parliament to compete to be crowned Euroquiz Champions 2017.Read more : Pupils go to Holyrood for Euroquiz final
As part of our of Europe Day celebrations, we also held our annual pub quiz at the Canons’s Gait Pub on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.Read more : Ten teams test their European knowledge at our famous EU quiz
On 9 May we celebrated Europe Day, together with consular representatives from the Member States, the European Commission, language institutes and members of the public at the Castle Street in Edinburgh.Read more : Hundreds join us to celebrate Europe Day on Castle Street
On 4 May, we were happy to welcome students from Handelsakademie 1 international, an Austrian Commercial College, to our office.Read more : Students from Austrian Commercial College visit the office
On 28 March, we welcomed twenty Scottish journalists to our office for a workshop on the Brexit process and the next steps for withdrawal from the EU, from the European Parliament's perspective. We highlighted the resources available and provided key contacts for the latest information on the negotiations as they develop. Journalists were interested to hear about what is likely to be achieved within the two-year timeline as well as aspects of the process that may elicit particular involvement from the European Parliament and MEPs.Read more : Scottish journalists visit the office for a Brexit workshop
On 27 March, we attended the première and awards ceremony of Our Films, Our Europe in the Scottish Parliament. In this film making project, run by the Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET), S3-S6 pupils from secondary schools across Scotland are invited to make a short video about the idea of European citizenship.Read more : Impressive filmmaking talent on display at 'Our Europe' event
On 15 March, we were happy to welcome the Hansard Society scholars to our office for a series of talks on Scotland's history, economy, politics and relationship with the EU. We gave a presentation on the structure of the European Parliament, its role as the democratically-elected institution of the EU and the activities of the Scottish MEPs. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session, during which the scholars heard about the role of the Presidents of the EU institutions and the Parliament's legislative powers in light of current events.Read more : Hansard Society Scholars study trip to Edinburgh
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we partnered with Europe Direct Aberdeen to organise a panel discussion centred on tackling gender based violence. The event drew a full house, with attendees coming from throughout Aberdeen and beyond to explore how to address troubling attitudes that contribute to the continuance of violence against women across the EU.Read more : A discussion on gender based violence marks International Women's Day
On 22 February we hosted a discussion at The Gathering, the UK's largest third sector event, in Glasgow with Alyn Smith MEP; Alison Cairns, Head of European Unit at SCVO; and Shelley Talbot, Programme Manager at Xchange Scotland, to explore how the sector should approach the challenges likely to be faced following the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union.Read more : Alyn Smith MEP speaks at The Gathering, 22 February 2017
The third segment of the Conscious Film Screening series organised by the European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh in partnership with Just Festival, Le Silence de Lorna won the 2008 LUX Film Prize, Best Screenplay at the 61st Cannes Film Festival and Best French Language Film at the 2008 Lumiere Awards.Read more : Conscious Film Screening - Le Silence de Lorna