The UK in Europe: In or Out?

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06 June 2016

On Monday 13 June 2016, the Institute of Welsh Politics at Aberystwyth University hosts a public event to discuss the EU Referendum.

It’s the latest in a series of similar discussions held around the UK in the run-up to polling day on Thursday 23 June 2016, and forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council's UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

The event brings together a panel of four experts on European issues: Professor Michael Keating from Aberdeen University, a leading professor on European politics and the current Director of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change; Dr. Joanne Hunt from Cardiff University, who specialises in issues of regionalism and decentralisation in the EU; Alan Davies, the newly appointed Chief Executive of the FUW, and Dr Alistair Shepherd, an expert on European Politics and a senior lecturer in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University. The event will be chaired by Sara Gibson, BBC Cymru Wales.

The discussion will be held in the Morlan Centre, North Parade, Aberystwyth on Monday 13 June 2016 at 6.00pm, with coffee and cakes served from 5.30pm onwards. All are welcome and admission is free.

Speaking ahead of the event, Dr Anwen Elias, Director of the Institute of Welsh Politics, emphasised the importance of discussions such as this one in Morlan Centre during the period leading up to the Referendum on the 23 June - a Referendum which will decide whether the UK remains within the European Union or not.

“We are delighted to welcome Professor Michael Keating back to Aberystwyth to share his views on the Referendum, and to do so in discussion with  Dr. Joanne Hunt,  Alan Davies and Dr Alistair Shepherd and the people of Aberystwyth and Ceredigion,” said Dr Elias, a leading expert on European politics and comparative regionalism within Europe.