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10:30 am - 6:00 pm
32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom

The Green European Foundation will host a debate in London about the potential impacts of Brexit, with the help of our partner Green House.

This event is the concluding conference the ongoing transnational project “The potential impact of Brexit on the prospects for a Green transition in Europe” which attempts to support the much-needed public discussion of Brexit’s impact on individual Member States, as well as on the EU level, while exploring what this means for the Green movements’ endeavour in the transition to sustainability.

Six countries are taking part – France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Sweden and the UK. In each country, we are organising public debates with a particular focus on the implications of Brexit for that country. All these events are linked by a common framework of questions, and the concluding conference – in London on 11 November – will bring together representatives from the all the participating countries and organisations for mutual learning and planning.


1. Morning session: UK focus
10.30 Registration, coffee + tea
11.00 Welcome and introduction from GEF Co-President Lucile Schmid and from Panel Chair Norman Baker (former UK Minister for Transport)

11.15 Keynote presentation: Molly Scott Cato MEP
11.45 Responses from a panel of experts including Caroline Lucas MP,  Prof. Peter Newell (University of Sussex) and Rupert Read  (Green House)
12.15 Chaired discussion with panel and audience
13.00 LUNCH

2. Afternoon session: European focus
14.00: Introduction by Session Chair Nuala Ahern, Green Foundation Ireland and former MEP for the Irish Green Party
14.15 Presentations on the national events and perspectives:

  • France: Dr Viviane Gavey, Queens University Belfast
  • Poland: Ewa Sufin-Jacquemart, Director, Polish Green Foundation
  • Ireland: Prof. John Barry, Queens University Belfast
  • Sweden: Mikael Karlsson, President, European Environmental Bureau
  • Germany: Terry Reintke, MEP

15.15 Chaired discussion with panel and audience
16.15 Closing remarks from Jean Lambert MEP
16.30 – 18.00 Wine reception


Participation in this event is free of charge. Drinks and food will be available for a small charge. To confirm your attendance, please register here. If you have any questions, please send an email to the project coordinator Ray Cunningham.


The results of the event are published here.

32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom

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