Scotland House Discussion Series 2018-2019

This autumn, the Scotland House Discussion Series returns with a programme of events focusing on sharing views, expertise and experience from Scotland with our European partners. Join us each month for an eclectic mix of discussions covering a wide range of policy topics drawing on the wide range of EU policy engagement experience of Scottish partners. 

This new series kicks off with a showcase to mark the European Week of Regions and Cities. On the 9th and 10th October, Scotland Europa members including Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Strathclyde University and the University of the Highlands and Islands will be involved in a number of workshops at Scotland House, highlighting Scotland’s role in ecological innovations such as the circular economy and green infrastructure, among other topics.  

Following that, we also look forward to hosting discussions; with Christine O’Neill, Chairman of Brodies LLP and recognised expert on Scottish public and constitutional law, on the Fair Work Convention with Grahame Smith, General Secretary of the Scottish Trade Unions Congress, as well as discussions in other areas such as refugee integration, gender equality and young people’s participation as part of Year of Young People 2018.  

This page will be regularly updated with details of upcoming discussion sessions, which will take place throughout the year, as well as information on how to register.  

For any questions on the series or for more information, please contact: 

Upcoming Events

4 December 2018 

Driving Fair Work - Grahame Smith, General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress and Patricia Findlay, Professor of Work and Employment Relations at the University of Strathclyde

Coming soon: Discussion with Christine O'Neill, Chairman of Brodies LLP 


Past Events

9 October 2018 

Financial Instruments in Cohesion Policy – European Policy Research Centre, University of Strathclyde 

Sustainable Development of the Arctic Region to the benefit of all of Europe - The Regional Partnership of Northern European Arctic; consisting of northern Sweden, Finland and Norway in the Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA), the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and Arctic Consensus, North Denmark.

10 October 2018

Delivering the Circular Economy in cities and regions - Zero Waste Scotland

Urban Green Infrastructure - Scottish Natural Heritage

Future of Cohesion policy in territories with geographic specificities - organised by European Commission and the ESPON programme in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands

6 November 2018 

Biodiversity Beyond 2020: Scotland's Contribution - Francesca Osowska, CEO of Scottish Natural Heritage 

Lynne Ross - Scotland Europa - September 24, 2018