Policy and Politics in Scotland: A Discussion in a Finnish Perspective

6pm - 8pm, Screening Room, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, Thursday 4 May

Free of charge: reserve your place on the CSPP event web page below or write to [email protected] with your name, email and organisation. 


The Centre for Scottish Public Policy and the Young European Movement in Edinburgh are pleased to host a discussion on both devolved public policy in Scotland, and Scotland’s relationship with the European Union and the rest of the United Kingdom.

This discussion takes place with a Finnish perspective on Scottish affairs, and will host a delegation of Swedish-speaking Finnish political science students from the University of Helsinki. They will be joined by a panel of representatives from CSPP, YEM Edinburgh, and the European Movement in Scotland.

You are invited to join us for what promises to be an interesting and considered discussion on devolved policy in Scotland, and the country’s current and future relationship with the European Union and the rest of the United Kingdom.

At the beginning of the event, invited speakers will give a brief overview of their area of expertise and interest. This will be followed by audience questions and panel discussion, moderated by Event Chair, Richard Kerley.

There will not be catering at the event, however attendees may purchase refreshments at the David Hume Tower café, located in the building next to the event space.


Invited speakers are:

Richard Kerley, Chair, CSPP - Event Chair and Overview of Devolved Scottish Public Policy

Vanessa Glynn, Chair, EMiS – The Impact of Brexit on Scottish Public Policy and the Independence Debate

Juuso Järviniemi, YEM Edinburgh -  Political Developments in Britain and Scotland in a Comparative Nordic Perspective

Constantin Saramo & Robert Eklund, Politicus, University of Helsinki – Finnish Perspective on Scottish Affairs



18:00 – Arrival and Registration

18:15 – Welcome by Richard Kerley

18:20 – Richard Kerley

18:30 – Vanessa Glynn

18:40 – Juuso Järviniemi

18:50 – Constantin Saramo & Robert Eklund

19:00 – Audience Q&A

19:45 – Informal Networking

20:00 – Event Close 

May 04, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
Screening Room, 50 George Square, Edinburgh
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