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Activities in Scotland
Activities in Scotland
 

Recent activities

Please find below a list of our most recent events and activities in Scotland.

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brexit cafe edinburgh
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.
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panel discussion glasgow
Students from University of Glasgow hosted, with the support of the European Information Office in Edinburgh, a debate on the 2017 Sakharov Prize finalists.
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sakharov belfast
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.
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EP Brexit Scotland
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.
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Politicians and experts discuss 'Borders in a post-Brexit Europe'
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.
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Eu regionals in the uk
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.
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hansard society logo
On 31 May, we welcomed the Hansard Society scholars to our office and shared some of our information materials with them.
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Meet your MEP David Martin
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.
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euroquiz
On 15 May, talented pupils from across Scotland gathered at the Scottish Parliament to compete to be crowned Euroquiz Champions 2017.
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pub quiz
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.
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europe day
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.
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austrian commercial college
On 4 May, we were happy to welcome students from Handelsakademie 1 international, an Austrian Commercial College, to our office.
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  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.
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  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.
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The Scholars meet Johann Lamont MSP
  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.
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 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.
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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.
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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.
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