The James Madison Charitable Trust was founded in 2000 and relaunched in 2015.

 A list of past projects can be found elsewhere on this website. In 2017 -2019 the main projects supported included an examination leading to the publication of a book entitled Central Banks in Federal Systems. Research leading to the publication in 2018 of Restructuring the State: European Integration and State Reform (Dr Paolo Dardanelli) was backed and this support will continue in 2019-2020.

 The relationship with the University of Kent continues and the Trust was delighted to be associated with the highly successful conference in December 2018 focusing upon The Spirit of Europe; Federalism, personalism and subsidiarity.

 Also in 2018, the Trust supported a workshop entitled External Relations and Federalism in the post-Brexit European Union which was held at the University of Strathclyde. It is expected that this workshop will lead to a journal publication.

 The Trust has agreed a travel bursary for a graduate student and it is expected that the first will be awarded in 2019-2020.

 This briefing will be updated regularly and if you have any comments or suggestions we would be delighted to hear from you.


Terry Bishop

Chair, James Madison Charitable Trust

July 2019