Europa Leaders Named to Scotland Europe Council

Drew Scott and David Edward named to Standing Council on Europe


28 Jun 2016

Leaders of the Edinburgh Europa Institute have been named to the First Minister of Scotland's Standing Council on Europe.

Prof Drew Scott, Europa Institute Co-Director, and Prof Sir David Edward, Europa Institute Chair, are among the group of specialists selected for the Council, created by First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon to advise her and the Scottish Government on Scotland's relationship with the European Union, following the result of the UK's EU referendum.

Prof Drew Scott FAcSS, Europa Institute Co-Director, is Professor of European Union Studies and Dean International (Europe) at the University of Edinburgh.

Rt Hon Prof Sir David Edward KCMG FRSE QC, Europa Institute Chair, is Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Edinburgh and former Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union.


The Edinburgh Europa Institute is the University of Edinburgh's research centre on European integration. Founded in 1968, it is the oldest organsation of its kind in Scotland and the UK. The Institute occupies a strategic position in academic and policy debates on Europe and organises a range of events and activities for academics, practitioners and the wider public.