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June 2021

The future for Europeans in the UK: a conversation with the EU Ambassador

17/06/2021 @ 13:30 pm - 14:30 pm
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This session will cover topics such as the pre-settled status, vaccine passports, post-Brexit EU-UK academic cooperation and the Northern Ireland Border. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, where you will be able to ask questions related to the future of the EU-UK relations.

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Impact of the Withdrawal Agreement on Musicians, the Arts and other Creative Industries

17/06/2021 @ 18:30 pm
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The next webinar in the London4Europe series takes place on Thursday 17 June at 6.30pm. Tom Kiehl, specialist in music and creative industries policy and strategy, Sarah Williams, Vice Chair of the Musicians' Union, and Howard Goodall, one of Britain’s best-known composers of choral music, stage musicals, TV and film scores, will discuss the impact of the Withdrawal Agreement on musicians, the arts and other creative industries . The UK’s creative industries contribute in total £101.5 billion a year to…

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Q&A with Elena Remigi

21/06/2021 @ 19:30 pm
Online United Kingdom

Q&A with Elena Remigi on her In Limbo project, the EU Settlement Scheme and the long-term implications of Brexit.

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Brexit isn’t Working! EU Citizens and the Deadline for Settled Status: rerunning the Windrush scandal

22/06/2021 @ 19:00 pm - 20:30 pm
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EU citizens resident in the UK talk about the process of applying for settled status and how they have been affected by it.

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Brexit: Five years on from the UK’s vote that triggered an EU divorce

23/06/2021 @ 18:30 pm - 19:30 pm
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Free

Virtual event hosted by John Rentoul from The Independent. He will be joined by Andrew Grice, the paper's political columnist, and two guest political speakers, David Gauke and the Rt Hon Lord Adonis. The panel will examine: How it came about that the leave vote conquered; address the fallout that followed; assess where it has led us to now six months after officially leaving the European single market; and ask what the future holds. There will be a Q&A after…

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FROM BREXIT TO THE FUTURE / East Kent and the EU

26/06/2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An informal meeting with short talks and discussion on ways of enhancing and augmenting the ties between East Kent and the European Union in the aftermath of BREXIT. Speakers include: Susanne Oberhauser, Head of the EU Parliamentary Liaison Office to the UK  Jeremy O’Sullivan, Cultural Attaché of Europe House London Rosie Duffield MP for Canterbury Dr. Carl Wright (Twinning/Climate) Other topics to be covered include: Business, Football, Education, Festival of Europe, Musical Exchanges, MEP Visits & Social Policy.

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Professor A.C. Grayling: The UK and the EU: the Future

28/06/2021 @ 18:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

A discussion with renowned philosopher, academic and author Professor A. C. Grayling, who has written on such varied topics as ethics, human rights and the history of ideas. He is especially well known to us as a staunch pro-European who has campaigned against the UK government's response to the Brexit referendum result. After a short introduction from our host Nick Crosby, Professor Grayling will speak for 30 minutes and take questions for the rest of the hour. Register for this…

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Post-Brexit Clinic at Queen’s

30/06/2021 @ 12:30 pm - 13:45 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Professor David Phinnemore, Dr Viviane Gravey, Professor Katy Hayward, Dr Billy Melo Araujo and Lisa Whitten, will discuss latest developments in the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU and at the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. With the two main Unionist party leaders stepping down, concerns that the Ireland/N.Ireland Protocol is destabilizing NI's future political stability, and the European Parliament's ratification of the post-Brexit EU-UK trade agreement, what does this all mean for Northern Ireland?

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July 2021

The EU/UK Forum Annual conference 2021 A New Relationship

06/07/2021 @ 09:00 am - 16:00 pm
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With the European Parliament’s recent vote ratifying the Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the EU and the UK, the focus now shifts to its implementation and at how co-operation can be built upon and extended in the coming years. This inaugural EU-UK Forum annual conference will assess, amongst other things, perhaps the biggest challenge of all: re-building trust and realigning the relationship. It will convene political commentators and experts, policymakers, businesses, and civil society to discuss the nature of the…

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Settled Status After The Deadline – What Happens Next?

06/07/2021 @ 18:30 pm - 19:30 pm
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The deadline for Settled Status is 30th June 2021. But what happens next? We know that, for many EU and EEA citizens, challenges are likely to continue after 30th June. There are significant delays in processing applications and fears that many vulnerable people will miss the deadline. But this issue has wider implications for all of us in term of the approach to citizens’ rights, the implications of the ‘hostile environment’ approach to immigration, and the end of Freedom of…

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WorldWideWednesday: Brexit, The Establishment Civil War, How Britain Ends.

07/07/2021 @ 18:30 pm
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Join our Chair Mick Ord, as he leads the discussion this evening with two influential guests: Gavin Esler, award-winning broadcaster, writer and journalist, will be talking about his most recent book, "How Britain Ends - English Nationalism and the Re-birth of Four Nations", and Josh Hamilton, founder and editor of British politics analysis and news site www.thejist.co.uk, will be discussing his debut book, "Brexit: The Establishment Civil War".

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An Evening with Will Hutton

20/07/2021 @ 19:30 pm - 20:30 pm
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Cheltenham for Europe is delighted to host Will Hutton. Will Hutton is a political economist, academic, author and journalist. He currently writes a regular column in the Observer and regularly contributes to the Guardian and the Financial Times. He is a fierce critic of Brexit and writes regularly about this predicted and unfolding disaster. As one of the leading economics commentators in the country, Will is regularly called on to advise senior political and business figures and comment in the…

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The UK and The EU: How We Will Rejoin

22/07/2021 @ 19:30 pm - 20:45 pm
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Rejoining the EU: How & When, and what we need to do to make it happen sooner rather than later.  Some very practical suggestions included. With A. C. Grayling, author and philosopher.

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Step-By-Step Towards Rejoin

27/07/2021 @ 19:00 pm - 20:00 pm
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This virtual meeting with Lord Andrew Adonis will be an opportunity for European Movement members and supporters to learn more about the European Movement UK, its activities and its aspirations. It will also be an opportunity to raise any questions with the chair.

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Brexit – Should We Embrace It Or Fight To Return?

29/07/2021 @ 19:00 pm
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Free

Amid the unfolding chaos of post-Brexit Britain, we are delighted to announce a new Zoom event with Lord Adonis, Chair of European Movement UK, and Professor Simon Usherwood of the Open University.

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September 2021

World Wide Wednesday Bank Holiday Special

01/09/2021 @ 19:00 pm
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A WWW catch-up after the holidays and a look at what is happening with the supply chain. Phil Speakman of The MZ Shop, Daniel Lambert of Daniel Lambert Wines and Dr Michael Lambert (no relation!) will give updates on previous talks.

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Labour and Radical Federalism

07/09/2021 @ 18:00 pm - 19:15 pm
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Join UK in a Changing Europe for this event in partnership with LabourList, where a panel of speakers will discuss the Labour Party and radical federalism, what radical federalism is and what it would look like. The panel will explore Labour's approach to devolution, whether radical constitutional reform should at the heart of its offer at the next general election, and how the party could use the levers of UK government to decentralise power. (Register via link below. You'll receive…

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AC Grayling on Rejoining the European Union

08/09/2021 @ 19:00 pm - 21:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Join us for this very special seminar/discussion evening with A.C .Grayling on the subject of rejoining the EU sooner rather than later, with some very practical suggestions for all of us to act upon. Professor Grayling is a prominent academic, author, philosopher, historian, and stalwart campaigner for our continuing membership of the European Union. The first hour will consist of the seminar plus questions. The second hour will be a participative opportunity to reflect upon the seminar, engage in dialogue…

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Jobs, Workers’ Rights and Brexit

12/09/2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Free

Panel discussion on: Jobs lost to the EU / Effect on Northern Ireland / EU-derived workers' rights & future UK workers’ rights / How should Labour do future trade deals differently to protect UK jobs? Chaired by: Seb Dance Speakers: Jude Kirton-Darling, Mark Hendrick, Theresa Griffin. Elena Crasta Further information via the registration link below.

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Democracy Day debate with Gavin Esler

15/09/2021 @ 18:00 pm - 19:30 pm
Online United Kingdom

Join us to mark the UN's International Day of Democracy with a panel of political activists, campaigners, and journalists tackling the big questions about the challenges we face, and the opportunities that could arise in British democracy.  Speakers include: Gavin Esler, Dominic Grieve, Tom Brake, Peter Jukes, Klina Jordan and Gracie Bradley.

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Putting an end to Brexit means putting an end to Brexit – Brendan Donnelly

15/09/2021 @ 19:00 pm - 21:00 pm
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Those of us who see the damage Brexit is doing to the country should not be hesitant about calling for Brexit to be reversed. Brendan Donnelly was a Member of the European Parliament for the Conservative Party from 1994-1999.   He is now the director of the Federal Trust, a research institute which studies the interactions between regional, national, European and global levels of government. Founded in 1945 on the initiative of Sir William Beveridge, it has always had a particular…

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The State of EU-UK Diplomatic Relations

16/09/2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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In this session, chaired by Hilary Benn MP, the UK Trade and Business Commission will ask witnesses about the UK-EU relationship, and the performance of UK ministers, negotiators, and diplomats since 2016. There will be a particular focus on whether the approaches adopted have delivered the best results for businesses and individuals, what could have been done differently, and the lessons we should take into current and future negotiations. The difference between being an EU member and third country, the…

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CROSSBORDER DATA PROTECTION AFTER BREXIT

16/09/2021 @ 14:00 pm - 15:30 pm
Online United Kingdom

Discussion with keynote speaker Viviane Reding, former Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. In light of the recent European Commission adequacy decisions on UK law and their attempt to alter policy on cookies, we are extremely fortunate to be able to feature former Commissioner Reding, who was the champion of the EU data protection law: the General Data Protection Regulation. The panel discussion is moderated by noted tech journalist Karlin Lillington (The…

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So you think you live in a democracy? Make Votes Matter

16/09/2021 @ 19:15 pm
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Only two countries in Europe still use the ‘First Past the Post’ voting system for general elections - the dictatorship in Belarus, and the United Kingdom. This means the UK Parliament does not reflect the voters, the votes of millions of people do not count, and the country is stuck with confrontational politics not fit to respond to the challenges of the 21st Century. Make Votes Matter is the national movement for Proportional Representation, and promotes the adoption of a…

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Cross-border data protection, law enforcement and intelligence sharing

17/09/2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This event, led by Edoardo Celeste and hosted by the Dublin City University Law Research Centre, the Brexit Institute and the DCU Law & Technology Research Cluster will focus on data protection, law enforcement and intelligence sharing. Personal data processing practices by national law enforcement and intelligence authorities have been subject to intense criticism over the past few decades. Seminal data protection cases decided by the Court of Justice of the EU and by the European Court of Human Rights…

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Exploring “My Secret Brexit Diary” by Michel Barnier

27/09/2021 @ 17:30 pm - 18:45 pm
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This event will explore Michel Barnier's new book, My Secret Brexit Diary: a glorious illusion. In June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As the EU's chief negotiator, for four years Michel Barnier had a seat at the table as the two sides thrashed out what Brexit would really mean. The result would change Britain and Europe forever. During the 1600 days of complex and often acrimonious negotiations, Michel Barnier kept a secret diary.…

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German Elections: Implications for Europe | Webinar

29/09/2021 @ 17:00 pm - 18:30 pm
Online United Kingdom

We will be examining the outcome and the implications for Europe three days after the German election with a stellar German cast: Joining us are: Andreas Botsch, head of the international department, the DGB (German TIUC), for the SPD Dr Rainer Ohler, partner consultant nat Senior Strategists, ex-head of corporate communications, EADS/Airbus and home policy adviser to Helmut Kohl, for the CDU Dr Nils Redeker, Policy Fellow for European Economic Policy at the Jacques Delors Centre Nina Locher from the…

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October 2021

Things Can Only Get Worse: waking up from the Brexit fever dream, with Jonty Bloom

03/10/2021 @ 17:00 pm - 18:00 pm
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Jonty Bloom is a former BBC business and economic correspondent, now freelance journalist and blogger. You would have heard him regularly on BBC Radio including the PM programme until last year when he went freelance. He worked in the City before becoming a journalist.

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Brexit: Exploring the hidden costs

06/10/2021 @ 18:30 pm - 19:30 pm
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It is only now, as we edge further away from the height of the Covid pandemic, that the real effects of Brexit are starting to become more visible. Not only are there continued issues surrounding the Northern Ireland Protocol, which is yet to be resolved, there are now worrying examples of how the UK’s supply chain is being impacted by the fact we left the European Union. To discuss this, The Independent is hosting a virtual event, chaired by their…

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Why is journalism failing democracy?

07/10/2021 @ 18:30 pm
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New analysis from Open Democracy shows how the Conservative party has become dependent on bankers and hedge fund tycoons, who are now responsible for almost 40% of all donations. The findings have sparked warnings from opposition MPs and transparency campaigners that Boris Johnson is reliant on "vested interests" who want to "drive the UK towards a Singapore-on-Thames-style model of light-touch regulation and low business taxes". (Read more here: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-investigations/tories-rake-in-11m-from-hedge-funds-and-finance-tycoons/) The people who produce and consume the news are increasingly elites…

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What next for Labour & PR?

07/10/2021 @ 19:00 pm - 20:15 pm
Online United Kingdom

A review of conference from PR campaign organisers, hear from some of the delegates and activists who were in the thick of it, and consider what the outcome means for Labour's journey towards introducing PR for UK general elections.

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GlasgowLovesEU: Q&A with Dr Helga Nowotny

11/10/2021 @ 19:30 pm
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Join us live on Facebook or Twitter for a Q&A with Dr Helga Nowotny, Professor emerita of Science and Technology Studies at ETH Zurich and former president of the European Research Council. Dr Nowotny will talk about dealing with uncertainty, Brexit's impact on the EU and fixing the post-referendum social divide. On Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/GlasgowLovesEU/ On Twitter: @glasgowlovesEU

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Modernising Britain’s Democracy

12/10/2021 @ 19:00 pm
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Leeds for Europe and Labour for a European Future - Modernising Britain's Democracy - with Mike Buckley, Alex Sobel MP and Juliet Lodge. It will cover voting reform, media, devolution, House of Lords reform and much more.

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Changing to Proportional Representation: New Zealand’s experience

13/10/2021 @ 09:00 am
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Pro Europa Brussels invites you to a discussion with Prof Andrew Geddis of Otago University. There are many parallels between New Zealand's experience prior to the introduction of PR and the situation in the UK today, where the Conservatives and some in the Labour Party are clinging to their vested interest in the present first-past-the-post system. That was also true in NZ, yet the people of that country were able to change to a fairer and more democratic system. How…

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Lewisham Across Europe: No.2 – Lyon

17/10/2021 @ 17:00 pm - 18:00 pm
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Listen in and/or participate in the discussion in the second of our events to celebrate our European identity. Beginning with an overview of its ties with Lewisham, this one-hour presentation and chat centres on France’s second-largest urban area, a city which even Parisians acknowledge as the culinary centre of the country (Curnonsky went further, saying it was the “gastronomic capital of the world”). With Beaujolais and Burgundy just to the north, the Rhone wines and Provence to the south, the…

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Q&A with Gavin Esler – livestream on Twitter & Facebook

18/10/2021 @ 19:30 pm
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Free

Join Glasgow Loves EU for a live-stream Q&A with journalist and author Gavin Esler: On Twitter: @glasgowloveseu On Facebook:  https://m.facebook.com/GlasgowLovesEU/

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Proportional Representation

19/10/2021 @ 19:00 pm
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In this webinar we'll be joined by Laura Parker from Labour for a New Democracy and Owen Winter from Make Votes Matter to talk about the case for PR, why it's the right choice for Labour and where we go from here.

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Hitler’s Cosmopolitan Bastard

21/10/2021 @ 18:00 pm
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In the turbulent period following the First World War the young Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi founded the Pan-European Union, offering a vision of peaceful, democratic unity for Europe. The Count’s commitment to this cooperative ideal infuriated Adolf Hitler, who referred to him as a “cosmopolitan bastard” in Mein Kampf. Martyn Bond’s biography offers an opportunity to explore a remarkable life and revisit the impetus and origins of a unified Europe. This event will explore Martyn's recent publication, 'Hitler’s Cosmopolitan Bastard'.

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How fares meritocracy in Britain and Europe? Competence or Cronyism?

21/10/2021 @ 19:15 pm - 21:00 pm
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Adrian Wooldridge, Political Editor and “Bagehot” columnist of The Economist. What binds us and divides us? Are there links to Brexit and our PM? Brexit Britain is looking increasingly like 1970s Britain: bigger state, higher inflation, less choice, more bureaucracy, shortages of staff and supplies, ignoring the needs of the less-privileged, rampant cronyism. His latest book "The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World" traces the history of meritocracy. He describes the repeated efforts to compel society to…

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Meritocracy in the UK and Europe

21/10/2021 @ 19:15 pm - 21:00 pm
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How fares meritocracy in Britain and Europe? Competence or Cronyism? With Adrian Wooldridge, Political Editor and “Bagehot” columnist of The Economist. Followed by a Q&A session. This event is free but you must register in advance - see the event website for details and information on how to submit your question/s for the Q&A.

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Brexit and Music

26/10/2021 @ 20:00 pm - 21:30 pm
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Just what has Brexit meant for touring performers, musicians and festival organisers? What are the parallels for other industries? We cannot express the issue any better than Sir Simon Rattle, whose family are based in Germany, has applied for a German passport and said any musician with only a UK passport was at a disadvantage. “People who are normally hired by organisations abroad are being told, ‘I’m sorry, we just don’t have the capacity to bring somebody from the United…

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Post-Brexit Crime & Justice Co-operation Between the UK and the EU

27/10/2021 @ 17:00 pm - 18:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

The UK’s departure from the EU has meant extensive changes in the arrangements for co-operation in the fields of crime, justice and security between the UK and the EU. The implications of these major changes for law enforcement in the UK are important for crime, justice and civil law co-operation on both sides of the Channel, and will be debated in this webinar by a panel of distinguished speakers chaired by Lord David Hannay, former UK Permanent Representative to the…

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November 2021

TELLING A NEW STORY ABOUT EUROPE: ONE MESSAGE FOR ALL OR ONE FOR EACH NATION?

02/11/2021 @ 18:00 pm - 19:30 pm
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A four‐nations panel discussion chaired by Peter Kellner and co‐sponsored by European Movement, Wales for Europe & European Movement in Scotland. Speakers: Ifan Morgan Jones, Founder, Nation Cymru; Jane Thomas, Yorkshire Bylines; Jane Morrice, Past Speaker, Stormont Assembly; David Gow, European Movement in Scotland.

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Economics of Covid-19 and Brexit, revisited – budget edition

03/11/2021 @ 18:00 pm - 19:15 pm
Online United Kingdom
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Join our panel to discuss the impacts of Brexit and Covid-19 on the Autumn Budget and Spending Review. See link for more details and to register.

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European Movement UK open Hustings for national EM UK Vice Chair posts

10/11/2021 @ 19:00 pm - 20:00 pm
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Your chance to hear & question national European Movement UK vice chair candidates before voting closes. All VC candidates are invited. Each will be given a maximum four minutes to present their vision and plans for EM UK should they be elected. Once each candidate has spoken we will open to written questions submitted from the floor and in advance. For further details click on the Eventbrite link.

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John Bercow in Conversation with Andrew Adonis

12/11/2021 @ 18:00 pm - 19:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
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Join us for a special online event featuring John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons from 2009-2019, in conversation with Chair of the European Movement, Lord Andrew Adonis. The event will cover John's time in politics, including his time as Speaker of the House of Commons during a time when Brexit dominated proceedings, as well as his views on the UK's relationship with our European friends and neighbours, his opinion on British politics, and much more. For anybody who has been…

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The State We’re In at 25: reconsidering progressive politics

24/11/2021 @ 18:30 pm - 20:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

Will Hutton’s The State We’re In was one of the most important polemical works of the 1990s. The challenging, creative critique of the UK's political economy caught the public mood and provided intellectual underpinning for a period of progressive renewal. The book remains one of the bestselling books on UK public policy. But how relevant is it today? Are the problems faced by the UK different now? And what lessons are there in progressive renewal? To mark the book's 25th…

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Disinformed Film Screening and Panel Discussion

24/11/2021 @ 19:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

This event will feature a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with Marianna Spring (Moderator), Damian Collins MP, Ian Lucas, Kyle Taylor, and Katharina Viken.   Dis/Informed is a deep-dive into conspiracy mentality and why we are so vulnerable to disinformation. We all like to assume that conspiracy is rare, and that those who believe it are stupid, or uneducated.   The directors, Katharina Viken and Dr Charles Kriel debunk this persistent myth, and look at the…

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Launch of Independent Commission on UK-EU Relations

29/11/2021 @ 09:00 am
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The Commission exists to examine the impacts of the Brexit agreements on the UK economy and society, identify problems and, working with sector leaders, propose solutions which are achievable given the UK’s current relationship with the EU.

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December 2021

Financial services after Brexit

02/12/2021 @ 15:00 pm - 16:30 pm
Online United Kingdom

The next Brexit Institute event, which is sponsored by law firm Eversheds Sutherland, features a keynote speech by Lord Jonathan Hill (former European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, and recently chairman of the UK Listing Review) and focuses on Brexit's impact on both the EU plan for a capital markets union, and the future of the City of London.

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Thinking Workshops webinar on The Life of a European Judge and The Work of the European Court

06/12/2021 @ 19:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

Thinking Workshops is holding its 4th Webinar on “The Life of a European Judge and The Work of the European Court” The speaker is Judge Ian Forrester. He will speak for about 25 minutes and then will take questions.

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Webinar – Brexit Reality Portraits

08/12/2021 @ 16:30 pm - 18:30 pm
Online United Kingdom

Brexit not only gave rise to political and institutional upheavals; it also had another long-term consequence, namely a polarisation and division of British society that goes beyond generational divisions, socio-professional contexts and political and ideological leanings. Whether for or against, the discussions about this divorce are as heated as ever and the arguments on both sides are becoming increasingly entrenched. To discuss the international repercussions of Brexit over the long term and construct a new narrative of the event by…

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January 2022

Discussion with Alex Hall Hall

January 10 @ 19:30 pm
Online United Kingdom

A discussion with Alex Hall Hall who served as Brexit Counsellor in the British Embassy in Washington until December 2019 about why she resigned, the effect of brexit on our political culture and how it is seen in the US. Chaired by Richard Haviland of Highlands4EU.

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2022 NEXTEUK International Conference – Global Order and the Future of EU-UK Relations

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - January 14 @ 18:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

Speakers on:  The future of the EU-UK Security Relationship: Re-establishing trust;  Reshaping the EU-UK trade and economic relationship and policies;  The impact of Brexit on EU foreign and defence strategies;  EU-UK relations;  Selective reconstruction: Conceptualising (re-) engagement in post-Brexit UK-EU security relationship;  The impact of Brexit on EU-UK sectoral relations;  The UK as an international actor in the post-Brexit era;  Post-Brexit transatlantic and multilateral cooperation;  Climate Change and the challenges to Human Security in the Global Order: Perspectives on policies…

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Challenges to the Rule of Law in Europe

January 25 @ 17:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

#RuleOfLaw is under siege in several EU countries but also the UK: join our latest webinar for a fuller discussion of what's at stake with a great panel:  Joanna Cherry, SNP MP for Edinburgh South West; ex-ECJ judge Ian Forrester; Marcin Matczak.

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Becoming British – is it worth it?

January 25 @ 18:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

A panel discussion on what rights are gained with British citizenship and what rights could be lost. Citizenship is a personal choice and everyone should be able to make an informed decision on whether to opt for this pathway. The webinar will be chaired by Alexandra Bulat (Co-Manager, Young Europeans Network) and we will hear from Lara Parizotto (Co-Manager, Young Europeans Network), Luke Piper (Head of Policy, the3million) and Chris Benn (Immigration Lawyer, Seraphus). You'll also hear an update on…

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Investing in the Future of Europe: EU’s Action in the Post-COP Context

January 27 @ 13:30 pm - 14:30 pm
Online United Kingdom

COP26 was the opportunity to build bridges and commit to tangible actions towards a transition to a green economy. This event discuss how the EU can deliver on those commitments, through existing initiatives and joint efforts from partners and private sector, so that Europe can play its part in mitigating climate change. The panel will feature: Raffaele Mauro Petriccione, Director General of DG CLIMA Eila Kreivi, Director and Head of the Capital Markets Department, European Investment Bank Barbara Mariani, Policy…

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Watch ‘High & Dry: How UK fishermen were sold out by Brexit’, hosted by Simon Pegg

January 28 @ 12:15 pm - 12:55 pm
Online United Kingdom

Last year, Greenpeace spent the summer investigating, documenting and exposing what was really going on in so-called Marine Protected Areas. After learning just how bad things were out at sea, we teamed up with local small-scale fishermen and began campaigning together. This is their story. During this live stream premiere, you’ll have a chance to watch the film first and ask the panel of campaigners and fishermen questions about what's going on in UK seas.

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February 2022

Rule of Law in the EU: How is the European Commission addressing challenges in Hungary and Poland?

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online United Kingdom

The European Movement Belgium and the European Movement International will hold an online discussion featuring Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice, on the Rule of Law in the EU: How is the European Commission addressing challenges in Hungary and Poland? Ever since the initiation of the European project, the rule of law has formed a cornerstone of the European construction and is one of the founding principles of our Union. On several occasions, however, Member State governments have undermined and…

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“Visas, Supply Chains and Brexit”

February 3 @ 19:15 pm - 21:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

“Is Brexit reshaping the UK constitution, little by little, before our very eyes?” So asks Professor Catherine Barnard, Cambridge Professor of EU Law, who will share her widespread knowledge of EU Citizens' rights in the UK, EU law and the implications of Brexit. She has been active working with Full Fact, a non-partisan charity, fact checking claims about the EU. She has also been working on the potential models for the UK’s future relationship with the EU, focusing in particular…

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Is the Human Rights Act at risk?

February 7 @ 18:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

Online webinar with Professor Francesca Klug, visiting professor at LSE Human Rights. Having assisted the then Labour government in devising a model for incorporating the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into domestic law, she is one of the architects of the Human Rights Act. Also participating is Dr Natalie Sedacca, lecturer in law at Exeter University specialising in human rights, employment and migration law. Before moving to academia she worked in legal practice for 9 years using the Human…

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Climate change

February 8 @ 19:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

Discussion on climate change, Brexit and what Labour can do to change public opinion and make progress towards net zero.

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Northern Ireland after Brexit and the Protocol

February 11 @ 17:00 pm - 18:30 pm
Online United Kingdom

Talk by Professor Katy Hayward, Professor of Political Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast, and an internationally recognised expert on Brexit and Northern Ireland/Ireland, particularly with respect to the Irish border. She was appointed to the technical expert panel of the UK government’s Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group on Brexit (2019) and has given written and oral evidence before many parliamentary committees in the UK, Ireland and EU.

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The Irish Border Issue – What’s the Problem?

February 16 @ 18:00 pm
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Of the many issues resulting from the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union, the situation regarding the natural land border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland has proven to be the most difficult to resolve. For many people, the ongoing conflicts are difficult to understand. Speaker: the renowned legal expert, Professor Michael Dougan, Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the University of Liverpool. He will describe the background to the UK-EU…

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Webinar: Interview with Sarah Boyack, Labour MSP, on Scottish Labour and Europe

February 17 @ 17:00 pm - 18:30 pm
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The European Movement in Scotland campaigns for Scotland to rejoin the European Union either as part of the UK or on its own. But where do the five main political parties in Holyrood stand on the EU issue? What relationship do they wish Scotland/UK to have with our EU neighbours? In the first of a series of one-on-one interviews with party spokespersons on Europe Sarah Boyack MSP, Scottish Labour spokesperson discusses with David Clarke, EMiS vice-chair, her party's stance on…

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Post-Brexit Britain – Failure And Fragmentation

February 24 @ 19:00 pm
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Virtual meeting with Alexandra Hall Hall and Richard Haviland. At a time of profound uncertainty at the centre of politics, it is hugely powerful to hear the honest testimonies of two former public servants. Both have had the courage of their convictions and stood down from their roles because in conscience they no longer felt able to work for this government. They will be casting an expert eye on current events and reflecting on the state of the country and…

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March 2022

What Putin’s invasion of Ukraine means for Europe… and what EU leaders are doing about it

March 3 @ 18:30 pm - 19:30 pm
Online United Kingdom

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine join the European Movement UK for a special online event examining what Putin's invasion of Ukraine means for Europe, and what EU leaders are doing about it. Discussion on the night will depend on last minute developments, during what is a rapidly changing conflict. However, the event aims to cover topics such as how the war in Ukraine could redraw the geopolitical map of Europe, whether the UK and EU have got the…

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Dr Mike Galsworthy: What have Brexit & the Brexiteers done to UK science?

March 3 @ 19:15 pm - 21:00 pm
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Free

Join this North East Surrey 4EU talk with Q&A on Zoom. Mike Galsworthy is well known as a scientist and a promoter of scientific facts who founded Scientists for EU. In January 2022 he joined the European Movement as Campaigns Strategy Adviser.

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Brexit – Still Unfolding’, a talk by Professor Chris Grey

March 6 @ 17:00 pm - 18:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

A Zoom event with Chris Grey, Emeritus Professor of Organization Studies at Royal Holloway, London. Professor Grey is the author of 'Brexit Unfolded: How No-one Got What They Wanted and Why They Were Never Going To' (Biteback Publishing, 2021) and of the acclaimed regular blog, 'Brexit and Beyond' (https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com). During this talk he will be including references to the Ukraine situation, refugees and sanctions. The event is free - please register via the link.

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Glasgow Loves EU live on Facebook & Twitter

March 7 @ 19:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

We will be discussing the Ukraine invasion with Dr Anna McKeever, Political Scientist at University of the West of Scotland. Join us on Twitter or on our Facebook page at 730pm

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Good Law Project + REDRESS: online discussion on the current fragile state of UK citizenship

March 9 @ 18:00 pm - 19:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Our panel will discuss the hollowing out of the rights accorded to UK citizenship, how the Nationality & Borders Bill could affect that, the protection of UK citizens from torture abroad, and how civil society and the legal profession should respond. Watch live on the Good Law Project Facebook page or on the Good Law Project Twitter account (links are on event website - see below). A recording of the discussion will be available on our YouTube channel on Thursday…

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Scottish Conservatives and Europe: Interview with Donald Cameron, Conservative MSP

March 10 @ 17:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Where do the Scottish Conservatives stand now over Brexit and relations between Scotland and the UK with the EU and Europe? In the second of our series of interviews/debates with the Holyrood-based parties on this issue, Donald Cameron MSP (and current Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture) talks to David Gow, ex-Guardian correspondent in Europe and EMiS executive member.

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Festival of Europe presents: Young Brits on the Future of Europe

March 10 @ 19:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

The effects of Brexit will be felt for decades to come. It follows from this that young people are going to suffer for longer and, in many ways, more severely than many people due to the particular impacts of Brexit on their life chances. The freedom to study, work, settle and travel freely within the European Union has been stripped away and the UK has removed itself from programmes such as Erasmus, which offered such opportunities to young people to…

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March 2022 EuroCafe – Democracy Under Threat

March 13 @ 15:00 pm - 16:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Join Bath for Europe for our next EuroCafe , when we will be welcoming guest speaker Polly Ernest from Take Back Democracy. She will talk to us about why we need to protest and what is the best way we can make our voices heard, particularly with the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill currently going through Parliament and with a pandemic to contend with. Polly will share her experiences about previous protests she has been involved with, including at…

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What Europe? Continuity and Change in Public Opinion About European integration

March 15 @ 16:30 pm - 18:00 pm
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Free

Panel discussion: How and why do public attitudes toward the EU and Europe differ across the continent? And what is causing broad changes in values, such as the rise of populist parties?

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Europe’s response to the Ukraine refugee crisis. What can we do?

March 15 @ 18:30 pm - 19:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has created a refugee crisis on a scale not seen in Europe for decades, with millions of people forced to flee to neighbouring countries. In response, the European Movement UK has organised an online event to discuss Europe's response to the crisis, and to examine what we can do to ensure that Europe is a welcoming place for Ukrainian refugees. The event will be streamed live on the European Movement UK's social media channels but we…

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Webinar: Interview with Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat MP

March 23 @ 17:00 pm - 18:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Join Mark Lazarowicz, Chair of European Movement in Scotland, in this online interview with Christine Jardine MP, Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Europe. To include a Q&A.

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How Britain Ends: An evening with Gavin Esler

March 24 @ 19:15 pm - 20:45 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

How Britain Ends: An evening with Gavin Esler Renowned journalist, author, public speaker and political commentator, Gavin Esler will discuss the stresses and strains resulting from Brexit.

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Economics of Brexit and Covid-19, revisited

March 31 @ 13:00 pm - 14:15 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

On 23rd March, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will be announcing his 2022 Spring forecast statement. Join our expert economics panel as they convene again to discuss the impact of Brexit and Covid-19 on both the statement and the UK economy.

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The Ukraine War and the Future of the EU

March 31 @ 15:00 pm - 16:30 pm
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Free

The event will focus on the implications of Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine on the future of EU integration, security and more. The full programme for the event is now available here: https://dcubrexitinstitute.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Ukraine-and-Future-of-EU-Event-Programme.pdf.   Register to attend the event via the Zoom link below.

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April 2022

How Brexit Messed Up UK Science

April 5 @ 20:00 pm
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Free

Want to know more about how Brexit has messed up the UK’s science sector? Want to know how this has affected higher education? But want to know more about how we can fix it? Join us for a Q&A with Scientists for EU and European Movement UK’s Mike Galsworthy.

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Exploring the government’s pursuit of Brexit opportunities

April 6 @ 18:30 pm - 19:45 pm
Online United Kingdom

Join The Independent’s chief political commentator John Rentoul and a panel of experts, including Anand Menon (Director of UK in a Changing Europe), Naomi Smith (Chief executive of Best For Britain) and Jon Stone (Policy correspondent), to discuss the potential prospects now the UK has left the EU. Q&A.

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No More War Citizens Assembly

April 13 @ 16:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

The war in Ukraine is reshaping in many ways the security, human rights, social and ecological contexts across Europe and the wider Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions. It will be up to citizens and civil society to try to overcome new divisions both inside countries and between countries, now and in future years. With this assembly we seek to open a space for civil society to focus and maintain public and political attention on protecting human rights and bringing an…

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French Elections: Implications for Europe

April 19 @ 17:00 pm - 18:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Webinar: what does the French election mean for France – and for Europe's future? Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will once again contest the final round of the French presidential elections as they did in 2017 when Macron won easily by 66% to 33%. But this time could be different after the first round of voting showed the incumbent president ahead of her by some 5 points – and projections pointing to a very tight outcome on April 24. …

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Telling a New Story About Europe: Some insights from psychology and implications for the pro-EU campaign

April 20 @ 19:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Psychological science has much to offer pro-EU campaigners, but throughout the campaign, insights from psychology have not been prominent.  This webinar will focus on one set of insights: that people think in ways that are conditioned by their world views, expressed as an emotional investment in identities and attitudes that are difficult to shake.

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Webinar – France Decides: What this means for Labour and Britain

April 21 @ 19:30 pm
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Free

A range of speakers will discuss what impact the French presidential election could have on Britain and Europe. Please click on the Zoom link for more details and to register for the event.

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Brexit and the Conduct of British Politics, a talk by Professor Ivor Crewe (University of Oxford)

April 24 @ 17:00 pm - 18:30 pm
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Professor Crewe's focus will be on the damaging impact of Brexit on the British constitution, including its conventions, as a framework for the conduct of politics in the UK.

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May 2022

Guardian Politics Discussion re local elections and partygate

May 3 @ 20:00 pm - 21:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
£4.50 – £20.00

Guardian Live will be livestreaming a Politics Weekly discussion about Partygate, the upcoming local elections, the cost of living crisis and more. Join John Harris, presenter of Politics Weekly UK, Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff , Labour MP for Wigan, Lisa Nandy and House of Lords member, Rt Hon. the Lord Barwell.

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Two Years After Brexit: Britain, EU and Europe

May 5 @ 17:00 pm - 18:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Two years after the UK left EU, and one year after the Trade & Co-operation Agreement between the two came into force, what are the consequences of Brexit? How is the implementation of the TCA in its first year, including its economic impact, working out? What solution can be found to the difficulties with the Northern Ireland Protocol? The TCA made no provision for a structured relationship between the parties in external relations and defence but the co-ordinated response to…

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First meeting of the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly

May 12 - May 13
Online United Kingdom
Free

MEPs and UK parliamentarians are gathering in Brussels on Thursday and Friday to debate on the latest developments in EU-UK relations and the state of play within the Partnership Council, which oversees the implementation, application and interpretation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement. They will also discuss EU-UK cooperation to address Russia’s war against Ukraine, energy, the impact of Withdrawal Agreement issues on the work of the Partnership Council and how to build a new, multi-dimensional EU-UK relationship after Brexit. Links…

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Europe, Würzburg and Brexit

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Find out what people at the heart of the EU think about European matters, and perhaps about Brexit. Here is your chance to ask them questions, as well as reply to their questions to the viewers in Britain. A truly exciting international hybrid event to encourage the building of bridges for people in both the UK and Germany, giving everyone the chance to exchange views about Europe, Brexit and much more.

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Webinar: Interview with Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat MP

May 18 @ 16:30 pm - 17:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

The Liberal Democrats have put forward a 4-point plan for renewing our links with the EU that includes rejoining Erasmus-Plus and, at the end, the single market. But is that enough for bodies like our own which campaign for becoming full EU members again? We talk to Christine Jardine MP (Edinburgh West), LibDem spokesperson on the Treasury and Europe, Exiting the EU and Trade.

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Vicky Pryce – Long Brexit vs Long Covid

May 19 @ 17:45 pm - 19:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Two years after the UK left the EU, and one year after the Trade & Co-operation Agreement between the two came into force, what are the consequences of Brexit? How is the economic impact of the TCA working out? Can the Brexit effect be separated from the Covid effect? Professor Vicky Pryce is the Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics and Business Research, a visiting professor at Birmingham City University and King's College London and a regular contributor to podcasts…

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Public opinion and Northern Ireland’s constitutional future

May 26 @ 17:00 pm - 18:15 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

This event will present newly released findings from the Northern Ireland Life & Times Survey. which monitors political attitudes and identities in Northern Ireland, including those relating to its constitutional status. This event will be a chance to hear from the academics who run the survey, on the day the data has been released. In collaboration with Professor John Curtice, the event will also explore how attitudes in Northern Ireland compare to the rest of the UK after Brexit.

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Power, Privilege, Parties: the shaping of modern Britain

May 26 @ 18:30 pm - 20:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

In this event, Financial Times columnist Simon Kuper and a panel of distinguished speakers will trace the rarefied and privileged atmosphere of Britain’s oldest university - and the friendships and worldviews it created. They will discuss the dynamics and effects of Britain’s ruling class and its ‘chumocracy’, how Oxford University has produced many of the most powerful Conservative politicians of our time, and how this reality has shaped the nation and helped make Brexit.

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June 2022

How Brexit is damaging science in the UK

June 7 @ 20:00 pm - 21:15 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Join us for this online event with Dr Mike Galsworthy, co-director of the Bylines Network, founder of Scientists for EU and Campaigns Strategy Advisor to the European Movement. When David Cameron won the 2015 General Election on the promise of a Brexit referendum, Mike founded Scientists for EU and fully entered the world of political campaigning. He has since founded and led many campaigning initiatives and is a regular commentator on all things Brexit. Register via the Zoom link on…

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Democracy Loves Strong & Stable Government

June 13 @ 16:30 pm - 20:00 pm
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Free

Can Proportional Representation deliver 'Strong & Stable Government'? The evidence shows that yes, it can. In this event, we will highlight how parliaments elected by PR govern better, with improved outcomes for the people they represent. Speaking about this will be our international panel of electoral reform experts and politicians from around the world, including David Gauke, Former Secretary of State for Justice and MP for South West Hertfordshire, 2005 - 2019; Stephen Kinnock, Shadow Minister for Immigration, Labour MP…

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Supporting Ukrainian Refugees – A Marathon not a Sprint

June 23 @ 19:30 pm - 20:30 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Avoiding compassion fatigue when supporting refugees: practical help for hosts and volunteers. This seminar will draw on the expertise of those who have experience in supporting refugees, secondary trauma, hospitality, self care and practical support. It will offer advice, inspiration and encouragement to all those helping with this incredible ground-breaking scheme.

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Future of Britain Conference 2022

June 30 @ 09:00 am - 17:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

The Britain Project is joining forces with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and the youth organisation, My Life My Say, for a one-day conference on the Future of Britain. This event will bring together a wide range of thought leaders to understand the transformative world that we find ourselves in and to develop new idea for Britain to succeed. The conference starts the conversation and is a call to action for new ideas that can reshape Britain and…

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July 2022

Webinar: Interview with Willie Rennie, Lib-Dem MSP

July 4 @ 17:00 pm - 18:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

The Liberal Democrats have put forward a 4-point plan for renewing our links with the EU that includes rejoining Erasmus-Plus and, at the end, the single market. But is that enough for bodies like our own which campaign for eventually becoming full EU members again? David Clarke, EMiS vice-chair, will talk to Willie Rennie MSP, former Scottish Lib Dems leader and current spokesman for education, economy and communities, followed by Q&A.

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