European Futures is an academic blog which provokes thought and debate on the issues facing Europe today. As Scotland’s premier forum of its kind, the blog is an online platform providing commentary, analysis and insight on Europe and European affairs, broadly defined, from academics and practitioners. The initiative is part of the Edinburgh Europa Institute and features contributions from colleagues within the University of Edinburgh and across Europe and beyond. We welcome contributions on all aspects of European integration (on the EU and other European multilateral organisations) and European states, including wider Europe and the European neighbourhood. Published topics and themes have included politics, economics, law, social policy, human rights, education, labour, health, business, markets, institutions, environment, energy, media, culture, migration, identity and public opinion. European Futures was created by Managing Editor Anthony Salamone and launched in June 2015.
Anthony Salamone is PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Edinburgh and Managing Editor of European Futures. His research focuses on Scotland’s and the UK’s EU relations, and European integration more broadly. He is Research Fellow and Strategic Advisor at the Scottish Centre on European Relations.
Dr Tobias Lock is Senior Lecturer in EU Law at the University of Edinburgh and Co-Director of the Edinburgh Europa Institute. His research focuses on the EU’s multilevel relations with other legal orders, including the European Convention on Human Rights, and in particular on courts as frontline actors.
The Edinburgh Europa Institute is the University of Edinburgh’s research centre on European integration. Founded in 1968, it is the most longstanding institution of its kind in Scotland and the United Kingdom. A collaboration between Edinburgh Law School and the School of Social and Political Science, the Institute brings together over 40 member academics specialising in the politics, law, economics, governance and institutions of European integration. Members of the Institute support Master’s and PhD programmes in European studies within their respective departments. The Europa Institute offers a range of public events, including lectures, panel discussions and conferences, with some of the most important figures in Scottish, UK and European politics. Situated in the heart of Scotland’s capital, the Institute benefits from a vibrant intellectual environment and it is in close proximity to the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, the local offices of EU institutions and many other organisations. The Europa Institute functions as a meeting place for academics and practitioners alike and it supports an engaged undergraduate and postgraduate European studies student community.