The European Union Society is a society focusing on Europe and the EU. Founded in 2012, we provide a forum for debate and discussion on all aspects of the EU, Europe, its states and peoples at the University of Edinburgh. We welcome everyone; regardless whether you come from an EU member state, Britain or anywhere else in the world.
We are an academic society – the society itself doesn’t take views on these issues. Instead, our aim is to foster an environment where students can express their opinions, debate these topics and learn more about them.
We welcome all viewpoints and our events cover all areas of expertise. Whether you have dedicated your life to the subject or just have a passing interest, there’s a place for you in the society.
What do we do?
- We host various academic, social and career events about the EU, UK and world politics
- We provide our members with development and career opportunities
- We issue our own paper, Europa Magazine and provide students with publication opportunities
- We write our own blog on the rights of the EU-based citizens in the UK
We have already offered a broad range of activities, including lectures, panels, forums, conferences and debates. We have hosted Scottish Government ministers, Members of the Scottish Parliament, Members of the European Parliament, ambassadors, academics, students and campaigners.
Unlike most of the societies, we want all of the students, especially freshers, to be involved in the work of our society. This is why we offer a wide range of opportunities for the first and second year students. Right now we are recruiting events and sponsorship teams. Read more on https://eusoc.org/ or write to us on EUSocietyEdinburgh@gmail.com
Please feel free to come along to one of our events, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and have a look at our blog. Feel free to contact us by writing on EUSocietyEdinburgh@gmail.com
- Writers' Workshop, September 11th
- Movie Screening: Cinema Paradiso, September 11th
- EU-Funded Opportunities: Erasmus+, September 20th
And many many more!
Our latest activities
Dr Sanja Badanjak from the University of Edinburgh, Minister for International Development and Europe Dr Alasdair Allan and our former President Anthony Salamone during our last event: The EU’s Post-Brexit Foreign Policy: A Europe Day Discussion, which was held on May 9th 2018.
Our audience asking the speakers some difficult questions during the EU’s Post-Brexit Foreign Policy: A Europe Day Discussion!
Our team following the latest EGM where we amended our constitution!