April 11 13:30

Do we need Britain in the EU? Brexit from the perspective of Poland, Germany and United Kingdom


Do we need Britain in the EU?

Brexit from the perspective of Poland, Germany and United Kingdom 

11th April 2016, 13.30 – 15.30

Zielna Conference Centre, 37 Zielna St., Warsaw

Registration to the conference in now closed.

In June European integration will face arguably one of the biggest challenges to date. British citizens will go to voting booths to decide in a referendum whether United Kingdom should remain in the EU. On 11th of April 2016 we will invite experts from Poland, Germany and United Kingdom to join us in an analysis of the possible consequences of Brexit.
Although amid the European migration crisis discussions around the British referendum in Poland have concentrated predominantly on the potential welfare cuts for its citizens, during the debate with the help of our experts we will evaluate the impact of British vote on potential changes in European social policy and free movement regulations, taking into consideration the need for EU to boost its global competiveness, decide on the future of Eurozone and solve the „deficit of democracy” in its unique model of multilevel governance - all of which have found an important place in David Cameron’s reform package.
13:00 – 13:30  Welcome coffee / registration
13:30 – 13:40  Opening
Jacek Kucharczyk, Institute of Public Affairs
Roland Feicht, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

13:40 – 15:30  Debate 

Krzysztof Bednarek, Economic Department, MFA Poland

Paweł Swidlicki, Open Europe 

Jana Puglierin, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies

Michał Garapich, University of Roehampton 

Maciej Dokurno, Fife Migrants Forum 

Moderator: Agnieszka Łada, Institute of Public Affairs
During debate simultaneous Polish-English translation will be provided. 
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