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Brexit Related Events / Conferences / Seminars in 2016

Synopsis: Below are details of some of the events, conferences and seminars on the theme of Brexit and Northern Ireland which took place in 2016

The events listed below have already taken place.  You can view details of Brexit related events in 2017 which have also taken place - or view details of all forthcoming Brexit Events for 2018.

Date Location
December 2016   
Saturday 03 December The Helicon, Bellaghy Fintan O'Toole: A Place in the World: Belonging after Brexit From the 1916 commemorations to Brexit, 2016 has been an emotionally charged year both at home and abroad, raising challenging questions about nation, identity and place. In this post-Brexit landscape, what does a sense of ‘belonging’ mean, and how might it change? Will Brexit damage relations between North and South, or will artists find ways to circumvent the new borders (whether physical, psychological or symbolic)? A lively debate with author and journalist Fintan O’Toole as he examines the ways in which Brexit is redrawing the cultural map.
November 2016   
Tuesday 29 November Queen's University, Belfast Article 50 Litigation: UK, Northern Ireland & EU Perspectives Starting a debate on what litigating on how to start “BREXIT” means from NI, UK and EU law perspectives. The aim of the seminar is to discuss the recent rulings delivered by the High Courts in Northern Ireland (McCord, Re Judicial) and England and Wales (in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union) concerning the constitutional requirements to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, in order to kick-start the process of negotiating the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Register for free with Eventbrite
Tuesday 10 November Belfast Brexit - What happens now? A chance to hear directly from UK Government Event organised by NICVA to give members the opportunity to hear from UK government on their plans for exiting the EU & chance to put their questions to a representative the UK government. QUB Professor David Phinnemore will also talk through possible scenarios of how the Brexit negiotations might play out and the main issues for NI.
October 2016   
Wednesday 12 October Parliament Buildings, Belfast KESS Seminar: Outcome of the European Referendum: A Northern Ireland Perspective Part of the Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series, hosted by NI Assembly RaISe
September 2016
Tuesday 27th September The Mac, 10 Exchange St, Belfast
(venue changed from UU, Belfast Campus)
Brexiting and Rights Discussion seminar on the human rights and equality implications of the EU referendum. Organised by Transitional Justice Institute, UU and Committee on the Administration of Justice.
Thursday 15th September Queen's University, Belfast Northern Ireland at the Edge: What's next after Brexit? Constitutions and these islands: beyond Brexit (Part two). Focuses on the consequences of the UK’s future relationship with Ireland, north and south.
Friday 9th September Parliament Buildings, Belfast Perspectives on the Impact of Brexit Event hosted by Politics Plus in the Senate Chamber. Daniel Greenberg considers the constitutional and legal implications of Brexit
Tuesday 6th September Belfast Brexit: Making Sense of the Crisis Conference hosted by Agenda NI – The implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland

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