A Federal Europe in the Making? Half-Day Conference, 7 December 2011, Cardiff

A Federal Europe in the Making?

 Europe 2020, the European Semester and the Euro Plus Pact

   A Half-Day Conference: Wednesday 7 December 2011, 09.45-14.00 

 The Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay 


Over the last 18 months the European Union and its Member States have faced unprecedented challenges precipitated by the global financial and economic crisis. Major changes in European economic governance have been driven by the sovereign debt crisis within the Eurozone and continued concerns around the overall resilience of the European banking system. These reforms promise to fundamentally re-shape the future political and institutional direction of the EU and will likely have significant consequences both inside and outside the Eurozone. This half-day conference brings together speakers from across Wales, the UK and Europe to explore the implications of these changes for the UK and Wales and the potential strategic options that UK and Welsh governments face in the future. Following the formal end of the conference the First Minister of Wales, the Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones AM, will give a keynote speech on Wales and the European Union.

Part of the ‘Reforming Economic Governance: Implications for the United Kingdom and Wales’ series of events, sponsored by the European Commission and the School of European Studies at Cardiff University, and organised in association with the Learned Society of Wales.

The series seeks to engage a wide range of citizens, decision makers and academics in  considering the implications for the UK and Wales of the major and evolving changes in European economic governance in the context of the largest financial and economic crisis since the 1930s. Speakers are drawn from the UK and Welsh governments and private sectors; from EU institutions; from other Member States; and from academia.

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Space is limited so please register early as places will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please e-mail euros-pgr@Cardiff.ac.uk  to register by 2  December 2011.      

For further information about the half-day conference please contact Ian Stafford (Research Officer): staffordim@cardiff.ac.uk or by phone: 029 20 870 325.


The Pierhead Building is located next to the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff Bay – for travel information please visit: