UCL European Institute


The future of EU internal security after 2014: will the UK remain a major player?

23 May 2012, 5:00 pm

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23 May 2012

Date and Time:
23 May 2012, 5pm


Anatomy G29 J Z Young LT
Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building
Gower Street

London WC1E 6BT

followed by a drinks  reception

Organised in conjunction with UCL Public Policy

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Keynote speaker

Mr. Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol


  • Sir John Gieve, former Permanent Secretary for the Home Office from 2001 to 2005 and former Deputy Governor for Financial Stability of the Bank of England 2006-2009
  • Mr. Hugo Brady, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform

EU internal security has become highly dynamic field of European public policy. Policing and criminal justice competences have been devolved incrementally but substantially to the EU level. A series of key dossiers on the EU agenda will be instrumental in shaping the future of EU's internal security: Passenger Name Records, European Terrorist Finance Tracking System (TFTS), Europol's future mandate.

In parallel, 2014 will be a crucial date for the UK government, which will have to choose whether it accepts, or not the European Court of Justice's jurisdiction on 133 police and criminal justice measures (ex 'third pillar) adopted before the Lisbon Treaty. Should the UK decide no to accept the extension of the jurisdiction of the ECJ, it would have to cease to apply all existing EU agreements covering terrorism, serious organised crime and immigration. What would this mean in practice for police and justice authorities in the UK? And what would be the impact of the UK withdrawal for the development of the EU internal security?

Mr. Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, will deliver a keynote speech on the future of EU internal security, the role of Europol and the implications for the UK. Sir John Gieve, former Permanent Secretary for the Home Office, and Mr. Hugo Brady (Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform) will act as discussants before opening the panel to a Q&A session.

The event will be chaired by Dr. Sarah Wolff (UCL School of Public Policy)