I provide a range of consultancy services, please contact me to discuss your requirements. Below you can find a selection of my advisory activity.
2021. Adviser to the Local Government Information Unit for their Devometrics project.
2018-19. Adviser to the Legatum Institute for their Effective Government programme.
2017. Seminar on Swiss federalism for the Constitution Committee of the Senate of Spain, Madrid, 19 September.
2016. Dynamic De/Centralisation in Federations. Presentation for the OECD’s Fiscal Federalism Network annual meeting, Paris, 25 November.
2015. Restructuring the Union: Devolution and Representation. Written evidence submitted to the House of Lords Constitution Committee’s inquiry ‘The Union and Devolution’ (UDE0035) – Report.
2014. Given evidence to the European and External Relations Committee of the Scottish Parliament for its inquiry ‘The Scottish Government’s Proposals for an Independent Scotland: Membership of the European Union’, 16 January – Report.
2013. Switzerland’s Approach to EU Engagement: a Financial Services Perspective. Report for the City of London Corporation (with Clive Church and Sean Mueller).
2012. Seminar on ‘State structures across place and time: an overview’ for the UK Cabinet Office, London, 29 November.
2012. The ‘Swiss Model’ of Relations with the EU and its Relevance for the UK. Evidence submitted to the inquiry of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee ‘The Future of the European Union: UK Government Policy’ (with Clive Church and Sean Mueller).
2009-date. Expert Adviser to the EU’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency for the Erasmus programme.
2009-2013. Academic adviser to the Institut Européen pour la Coopération territoriale of Lille, France.
2008. Switzerland: Party Changes Herald End of SVP Dominance. Briefing for Oxford Analytica. 24 September.
2008. Switzerland: Business-friendly Image is Under Threat. Briefing for Oxford Analytica. 3 April.
2007. Switzerland: Consensus Politics is Weaker but not Dead. Briefing for Oxford Analytica. 17 December.
2007. Switzerland: Poll Outcome May Harm System and Economy. Briefing for Oxford Analytica. 19 October.
2005. Memorandum on the European Credit Transfer System. Proposed EU Integrated Action Programme for Life-long Learning – Volume 2: Evidence. European Union Committee, House of Lords, HL Paper 104-II.
2004. Briefing session on Swiss politics for Simon Featherstone, newly appointed UK ambassador to Switzerland. Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, 18 March (with Clive Church).
2003-06. Adviser to the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK on educational activities, in particular the project Exploring Democracy.