University of Portsmouth to hold information day on European Union

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AN EVENT about the European Union will be held ahead of June’s EU referendum.

The University of Portsmouth will host a day of presentations on the EU.

The event – organised by the university’s Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Study of a Transnational Europe, will coincide with Europe Day on May 9.

It is open to the public and will involve talks by three Europe experts.

Ceste chairman Mike Mannin 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.

There will be three presentations between midday and 3pm looking at how the EU works and what it does, an information system set up by the university on the EU and the idea of Europe – from Churchill to Cameron.

For more information about the event email mike.mannin@port.ac.uk

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