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BREXIT 15 months on – socio-legal perspectives for the EU and Europe

23rd September 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:15 pm


15 months after the UK has lodged its intention to withdraw from the European Union (EU), there is limited information on what exactly the UK wishes to achieve. However, this does and should not prevent the EU from responding to this withdrawal with a programmatic renewal. Clearly, the EU’s social legitimacy is one of the areas where renewal is dearly needed – as is the question how the EU’s visions are communicated and realised at its new borders, especially to the West and the East.

Because the EU is and remains a Community of Law, new perspectives will impact on its legal nature, giving much food for thought to socio-legal academics.

Plenary Panel I: The EU’s social legitimacy after the UK’s withdrawal
Free Movement of People in the EU after “Brexit”
Prof. Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge, UK

The implications of “Brexit” for EU Social Policy
Prof. Mary Daly, University of Oxford, UK

A European Social Union after the crisis
Prof. Frank Vandenbroucke , University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 


Plenary Panel II: Perspectives for the EUs Eastern and Western Fringes
The EU’s role in policing the rule of law: reflections on recent Polish experience
Prof. Robert Grzeszczak and Dr. Stephen Terrett, University of Warsaw, Poland

European solutions for the island of Ireland
Prof. Dagmar Schiek, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

The De-Europeanisation of border conflicts: the Brexit effect on UK territorial borders
Dr Nikos Skoutaris, University of East Anglia, UK

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