From the Federal Trust: 28th October, 'Cornwall in Europe' At 31 Jewry Street, 4.30 for 5.00pm until 7.00pm.
This conference, organised jointly with the Cornish cultural group CERES, will provide an opportunity to understand better the European links and networks in which Cornish representatives participate. It will also provide an opportunity to learn more about one of the historic regions of the United Kingdom from representatives of Cornish cultural and intellectual life.
The speakers are as follows: Sue Hill, Director WildWorks the theatre company who will speak on Cornwall's history and distinctive traditions; John Fleet of CERES on the organisation's work at cultural heritage and socially-related levels; David Aynsley, Cornwall & Devon Constabulary, on Cornwall's participation in the Council of Europe's Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods Programme; and Carleen Keleman, Convergence Partnership Office for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, on European funding and Cornwall's achievements. It should prove a stimulating and interesting evening and we would be delighted if you would join us for a drink afterwards.
17th November - 'Today's UK: A Federal Embryo?'
This half day conference is to mark the launch of a new Federal Trust pamphlet by Dr Andrew Blick, Devolution and Regional Governance: A Federal UK in Embryo? It will discuss the extent to which thye devolution programmes enacted under the Labour governments since 1997 represent development towards a federal UK. Consideration will be given to the devolved settlements for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and London, as well as arrangements for regional governance in England.
Please let us know if you would like to register for either of these two occasions now. Further details on the November event will be sent out later. In the light of the recent Irish vote, you may be interested in this recent European Policy Commentary: After the Irish referendum.