Guest Lecture by Ambassador Alison Rose: The UK and EU Reform

16 Dec 2015 13:00
16 Dec 2015 14:00

The relationship between the United Kingdom and European Union has always been a complex one. Prime Minister David Cameron's recent proposals for EU reform and his promise to hold a referendum on the UK's continued membership of the Union raise many questions, such as whether this requires changing the European treaties. The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is therefore pleased to welcome British Ambassador to Belgium Alison Rose for a public lecture about these issues on Wednesday 16 December 2015. This lecture also constitutes the closing session of the course "Political Structures and Processes of the European Union" for VUB political science students.


About the speaker

Alison Rose took up post as British Ambassador to Belgium on 11 August 2014. Alison is a European Union (EU) specialist. Previous jobs have included leading the EU, economic, climate, home affairs and science teams at the British Embassy in Paris. She has also been Head of the Future of Europe Department at the FCO, responsible for EU strategy, including the EU Act 2011, and for bilateral relations with the EU Institutions and a number of European countries. Alison was born in Coventry in the West Midlands. She studied at Barr’s Hill Grammar School in Coventry and at Cambridge University (Newnham College) graduating with a degree in modern history.


Registration and venue

Participation is free of charge and open to all but, due to space limitations, registration is required. To register, please fill in the online registration form.


Auditorium D.0.03
Building D
VUB Campus Etterbeek
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels


Prof Dr Alexander Mattelaer
Acting Academic Director
Institute for European Studies

Anamaria Bacsin
Communications and Logistics
Institute for European Studies