‘Europeanising Devolution: Wales, the United Kingdom and Europe’
Organised by The Learned Society of Wales
in partnership with The British Academy
The conference places devolution in Wales in a comparative and multi-level context and will start from the assumption that Europe matters for Wales, in terms of policy delivery, best practice, para-diplomacy and inter-cultural exchange. Comparing Wales with cognate regions elsewhere within the EU allows core questions to be addressed such as: What qualities do territories need to be credible trans-national partners? Do trans-national interactions provide legitimisation, economic benefits, symbolic affirmation, or a combination of these?
- European Territorial Governance between Convergence and Capacity
- What’s Devolution ever done for us?
- Europe’s multi-level States between Convergence and Capacity
- Roundtable: Wales and its Partners
Speakers include :
- Professor Stijn Smismans (Cardiff)
- Professor Alistair Cole (Cardiff)
- Professor Kenneth Dyson (Cardiff)
- Dr Ian Stafford (Cardiff)
- Professor Roger Scully (Cardiff)
- Professor Arthur Benz (Darmstadt)
- Professor Jean-Baptiste Harguindéguy (Seville)
- Professor Christian de Visscher (Louvain)
- Professor Romain Pasquier (Rennes)
- Hywel Ceri Jones (Cardiff)
As well as practitioners from Wales (Desmond Clifford), the European Commission (David Hughes), Catalonia (Albert Royo), Flanders (Geert de Proost), and Brittany (Mme Mona Bras)
The conference is the first of two linked events and will be followed by a one-day conference, Welsh Devolution in Perspective, which is being organised by The British Academy in partnership with The Learned Society of Wales.
For more information and to register for the London event, please contact:
Ms Jamiesha Majevadia: firstname.lastname@example.org