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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Schumannstraße, 8
Berlin, 10117 Germany

The Green European Foundation will host a debate on 26 October in Berlin about the potential impacts of Brexit, with the help of our partner Heinrich-Böll-Foundation.

The event is a part of 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.


9h00-9h10 Welcome – Sergey Lagodinsky (Head of Department EU and North America, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung)

9h10-9h20 Where do we stand with Brexit and what’s next? – Ray Cunningham (Green House Think Tank UK)

9h20-9h35 Commentary – Cornelius Huppertz (Department Northern Europe, Foreign Ministry Germany)

9h35-10h20 Discussion

10h30-12h00 Panel 1: The impact of Brexit for a Green Europe

Viviane Gravey (Lecturer, Queen’s University of Belfast)
Jonathan Gaventa (E3G, Director Brussels)
Katharina Umpfenbach (
Senior Fellow Ecologic Institute, Berlin)

12h00-13h00 Lunch

13h00-14h30 Panel 2: Does Brexit possible offer opportunities for a deepening of democratic structures in Europe?

Jean Quatramer (tbc) (European Correspondent, Libération, Brussels)
Giles Merrit (tbc) (Friends of Europe, Brussels)
Klaus Linsenmeier (Director Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung EU office Brussels)
Thierry Chopin (tbc) (Director, Jacques Delors Institute, Paris)

The panels will be moderated by Brexit expert, blogger and green activist Jon Worth.

15h00-16h00 Wrap up: What are green positions and demands during the Brexit negotiations? How should we as Greens position ourselves? 

Moderation: Sergey Lagodinsky (Head of Department EU and North America, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung)


In order to participate in this debate, please register by sending an email to Claudia Rothe at: rothe@boell.de.


The report from the event is available in German here.

Schumannstraße, 8
Berlin, 10117 Germany

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