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After the referendum – what next for the European Union and the UK?

29th June 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

On 24 June, the result of the UK’s EU referendum was announced: a slim majority voted LEAVE, while majorities in Northern Ireland and Scotland favoured “REMAIN”. Presently, there is no decision on whether the UK will trigger Article 50 TEU and withdraw from the EU.

If it does, there are myriads of questions to be addressed: how does the process work? Should regions that voted remain be dragged out of the EU with England and Wales? What becomes of policies and laws once implemented as a result of EU membership? What does this mean for UK citizens abroad in the EU and EU citizens in the UK? What is the impact on the border of Northern Ireland?

The European Union will not remain the same, whatever happens. The referendum process has highligthed  serious questions which must be addressed. How to revive the promise of improving working and living conditions in such ways that poorer citizens do not feel let down by the EU? What about planned legislation on mobile EU citizens, the future of social Europe and EU environmental policies? How to address right wing populism and violence, so sadly illustrated by the death of Jo Cox? These are only some of the most urgent ones….

Experts from Queen’s University’s Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Tension at the Fringes of the European Union” (TREUP) offer a first reflection in the week after the referendum, professionally moderated by Julia Paul (QUB, School of English, BBC freelancer). This panel will be composed of

  • Dr Mary Dobbs (Queen’s University, School of Law)
  • Prof. Yvonne Galligan (Queen’s University, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy)
  • Dr Lee McGowan (Queen’s University, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy)
  • Dr Brian Jack (Queen’s University, School of Law)
  • Dr Billy Melo Araujo (Queen’s University, School of Law)
  • Prof. John Morison (Queen’s University, School of Law)
  • Prof. David Phinnemore (Queen’s University, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy)
  • Prof. Dagmar Schiek (Queen’s University, School of Law, leading TREUP)

    To register for this event please click here.

While we are open to spontaneous questions, questions can also be sent in advance to treup@qub.ac.uk


29th June 2016
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Dagmar Schiek


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