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University hosts day of talks on EU

Find out more about the European Union in an afternoon of talks at the University of Portsmouth.

Find out more about the European Union in an afternoon of presentations.

The University of Portsmouth will host a day of presentations about the European Union next month ahead of June’s EU referendum.

The event – organised by the University’s Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Study of a Transnational Europe (CESTE) to coincide with Europe Day on Monday, May 9 – is open to the public and will involve talks by three Europe experts.

CESTE chairman Mike Mannin, who has organised the event as part of the University’s outreach mission, said: “With the EU referendum fast approaching, this is a hugely significant period in Britain’s relationship with the EU and its closest neighbours.

“A lot of people who will be voting to decide whether Britain continues to be an EU member have expressed confusion about exactly what the EU is and how it works, so this is an ideal opportunity to find out more in a non-partisan setting.”

An information stall will be open from 11am to 3pm in room 1.23 of the University’s Park Building, in King Henry I Street, close to Portsmouth Guildhall.

There will be three presentations:

12am-1pm: How the EU works and what it does, presented by Claire Bradley, director of The European Law Monitor

1pm-2pm: Finding out more: The EU Hub – a University of Portsmouth online information system, presented by Dr Karen Heard-Laureote, Jean Monnet chair and Reader in European Politics

2pm-3pm: The idea of Europe – from Churchill to Cameron, presented by Mike Mannin, Jean Monnet chair and CESTE director

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