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The project ‘The potential impact of Brexit on the prospects for a green transition in Europe’ consists of a series of public events, addressing the main (green) issues Brexit brings about in the remaining member states. The first event took place in Paris, organised in cooperation with our partner Fondation de l’Écologie Politique.
On March 29, 2017, Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, triggered article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union and thereby activated the procedure of withdrawal from the European Union, which the country had joined in 1973. Amongst all the controversies around Brexit, there is also the question on the impact of the UK’s withdrawal on ecological policies in Europe. Climate, energy, protection of biodiversity, agriculture and environmental standards are the range of policy fields concerned and not all domains are affected in the same way.
How will ecological policies evolve in an EU without the United Kingdom? Will Brexit change the European civil society that is mobilising on environmental issues?
The language of the event was French. Speakers were Viviane Gravey (PhD and Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast) and Claude Turmes (MEP in the Greens/EFA). Debate was facilitated by Benoit Monange, director of FEP.
Registration: Please sign up for the event here
Date/Time : 27 June 2017, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Maison de l’Europe, 29 Avenue de Villiers, 75017 Paris, France
Paris, 75017 France