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Brexit Strategies for British & European Civil Society Organisations Workshop

We are pleased to invite you to the Brexit Strategies for British & European Civil Society Organisations workshop organised by the University of Exeter Business School, in collaboration with the CORE Coalition and the European Coalition for Corporate Justice

Brexit will affect the work of hundreds of civil society organisations based both in the UK and in Europe. This workshop is designed to provide strategic support and insights to civil society organisations now that the negotiation process is starting.

The discussion will focus on the following topics:

  • Changes in lobbying strategies;
  • Post-Brexit relations with European partner organisations;
  • Access to EU funding and the economic costs of Brexit for CSOs;
  • Legal knowledge on the effects of Brexit on your key policy areas.

Confirmed speakers include:

Jennifer Zerk, internationally respected consultant, commentator and speaker. She has advised on a number of significant law reforms and policy initiatives, particularly in the area of business and human rights.

Costanza de Toma, over fifteen year experience in international development devising and implementing effective advocacy strategies and campaigns in the UK, the EU and internationally.

Tabitha Dale: Manager of Sustainable Resources at Policy Connect, and oversees the output of the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG) and the Sustainable Resource Forum (SRF).

Jerome Chaplier, Coordinator of ECCJ, European Coalition for Corporate Justice, Brussels, Belgium.

Swee Leng Harris, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at The Legal Education Foundation

John Howell will run a series of tables of peer group discussions that will address both the opportunities and challenges of Brexit. Key issues to be discussed include: access to EU funding; changes in lobbying strategy; legal understanding of the Great Repeal Bill; post-Brexit relations with European organisations.

When: April 24, 2017, 9:30 am – 2:30pm

Where: The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR


09:00  Registration

09:40  Panel discussion: Brexit: Voices from London and Brussels.

11:00   Scenario workshop: Brexit for Civil Society Organisations: are we ready?

12:15   Summary of Tables: Implications and Strategies for Civil Society

13:15   Networking lunch

14:00  Closing remarks

Please register your interest before April 17.



The event is free of charge but registration is required and places are limited.