Negotiating the future EU-UK relationship. What is at stake?

The second phase of negotiations that the EU and the UK will shortly enter will determine the future shape of their relationship. The consequences will be far-reaching not only for the EU and the UK – their governments, citizens, and businesses – but also for their trading partners. This one-day conference brings together expert commentators, practitioners, and researchers from ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ to address the following questions:

  • How are the two sides approaching the negotiations, and what are the possible outcomes?
  • What do EU member states and the UK want from the negotiations?
  • What are the likely consequences for UK trade and the UK economy?
  • How will UK citizens in the EU and EU citizens in the UK be affected?
  • What is at stake for UK regulation of environment policy and financial services?

The programme for the day is as follows:


  • Hussein Kassim, Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe
  • Anand Menon, Director of UK in a Changing Europe

In conversation: ‘The UK and the negotiations’

  • Sir Ivan Rogers, former UK Permanent Representative and UK civil servant
  • Chair: Anand Menon, Director of UK in a Changing Europe

Keynote: ‘The view from the EU27’

  • Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, the European Policy Centre
  • Chair: Jill Rutter, Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe

Panel 1: The view from the member states

  • Christian Lequesne, Professor of European Politics and Director of the Centre d’Études et de Recherches Internationals, Sciences Po Paris
  • Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute
  • Eva Heidbreder, Professor of Political Science / Multilevel Governance in Europe, Otto-von Guericke Universität Magdeburg
  • Ignacio Molina, Senior Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute and Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the Universidad Autónoma
  • Tony Connelly, Europe Editor for RTÉ News and Current Affairs
  • Chair: Sara Hagemann, Associate Professor in European Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science

Panel 2: Security and foreign policy

  • Rob Singh, Professor of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Sir Julian King KCVO CMG, Lately European Commissioner for the Security Union (tbc)

Panel 3: Trade and the economy

  • Meredith Crowley, Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe
  • Katy Hayward, Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe
  • David Bailey, Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe
  • Jonathan Portes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, King’s College, London

Panel 4: UK citizens in the EU, EU citizens in the UK

  • Catherine Barnard, Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe
  • Michaela Benson, Reader in Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London
  • Chair: Heather Rolfe, Director of Research, Demos

Panel 5: Regulation

  • Kenneth A. Armstrong, Professor of European Law, University of Cambridge
  • Niamh Moloney, Professor of Financial Markets Law, LSE
  • Charlotte Burns, Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield
  • Steve Peers, Professor of Law, University of Essex

Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

Register here.

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