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The EU | UK Forum

The United Kingdom has left the European Union but the UK will need – and want – to maintain a constructive and informed dialogue with its European neighbours, and vice versa. The EU-UK Forum – a joint initiative of Forum Europe and Encompass – aims to facilitate and nurture that dialogue.

Even with a minimalist agreement at the end of the transition period, there is a growing appreciation that ‘Brexit’ is a process, not a final destination, and that this process will mean ongoing discussions and negotiations for many years to come. There is no precedent for this state of affairs. Politicians and civil servants will be challenged to create and sustain the many kinds of dialogue that will inevitably flow from the UK’s departure from the EU.

The EU-UK Forum seeks to serve as a support to the official deliberations that will now become an everyday reality. It will strive to be non-partisan and will have as its primary objective to contribute to making future EU-UK relations as mutually beneficial as possible.

The Forum is conceived as a platform for discussion, debate and information exchange where participants will have the opportunity not just to stay informed about ongoing EU-UK relations but

also offer insights, expertise and ideas on how that relationship could evolve in the future.

Given current restrictions on large–scale ‘in-person’ gatherings, the Forum’s initial events will be virtual. The frequency, content and speaker choice will of necessity be a ‘work in progress’ and will, to a large extent, be determined by the input of participants.

Anyone who has an interest in making a success of – or simply staying informed about – the EU-UK future relationship is invited to take part.

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The United Kingdom has left the European Union but the UK will need – and want – to maintain a constructive and informed dialogue with its European neighbours, and vice versa. The EU-UK Forum – a joint initiative of Forum Europe and Encompass – aims to facilitate and nurture that dialogue.

Even with a minimalist agreement at the end of the transition period, there is a growing appreciation that ‘Brexit’ is a process, not a final destination, and that this process will mean ongoing discussions and negotiations for many years to come. There is no precedent for this state of affairs. Politicians and civil servants will be challenged to create and sustain the many kinds of dialogue that will inevitably flow from the UK’s departure from the EU.

The EU-UK Forum seeks to serve as a support to the official deliberations that will now become an everyday reality. It will strive to be non-partisan and will have as its primary objective to contribute to making future EU-UK relations as mutually beneficial as possible.

 

The Forum is conceived as a platform for discussion, debate and information exchange where participants will have the opportunity not just to stay informed about ongoing EU-UK relations but also offer insights, expertise and ideas on how that relationship could evolve in the future.

Given current restrictions on large–scale ‘in-person’ gatherings, the Forum’s initial events will be virtual. The frequency, content and speaker choice will of necessity be a ‘work in progress’ and will, to a large extent, be determined by the input of participants.

Anyone who has an interest in making a success of – or simply staying informed about – the EU-UK future relationship is invited to take part.

European Security Challenges

Thursday 28 January, 10:00-11:00 GMT/11:00-12:00 CET

Julian

Sir Julian King

Former European Commissioner for the Security Union

Nathalie

Nathalie Tocci

Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali

Michael

Michael Peel

EU Diplomatic Correspondent, FT

Life after Brexit: Sir Ivan Rogers in conversation with the FT’s Peter Foster on what the TCA means for future EU-UK relations

Thursday 18 February, 14:00-15:00 GMT/15:00-16:00 CET

Peter Foster

Peter Foster

Public Policy Editor, Financial Times

Nathalie

Nathalie Tocci

Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali

Michael

Michael Peel

EU Diplomatic Correspondent, FT

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Future Events

Life after Brexit

Life after Brexit: Sir Ivan Rogers in conversation with the FT’s Peter Foster on what the TCA means for future EU-UK relations

Thursday 18 February at 14:00-15:00 GMT/15:00-16:00 CET

Transport event

Moving Forward Together?: Opportunities for UK-EU Transport after Brexit

February 2021

Curated by Mark Watts, Chief Executive of UKTiE

ESG

How UK and EU Regulators are Encouraging ESG Investment

Curated by Nick Collier, Managing Director of the City of London Brussels office

Future Themes & Features

Changing Public Attitudes and Perceptions of EU-UK Relations

Public Health Cooperation

Justice, Home Affairs and Judicial Cooperation

Membership

Get the most out of the EU|UK Forum by becoming a member.

  • Invitations to our regular member-only events
  • Access to regular online content
  • Invitation to our annual EU-UK summit
  • Annual gift posted to you from the EU|UK Forum team

Membership Benefits: 

Please contact Paul Adamson at for further information on Organisation membership and its benefits.

Corporate Members:

Event Organiser
Forum Europe
www.forum-europe.com
Forum Europe events are where people and policy meet. We have been organising policy conferences in Brussels and around Europe since 1989. Our events provide unique insights from the people behind the policy and those seeking to influence it. Our expert team develop conference programmes with impact and provide first-class event logistics.Forum Europe is more than an event management and conference production specialist. With offices in Brussels and the UK, we operate across Europe and globally. Through our international arm, Forum Global, our events cover five continents, and engage policymakers and industry at national and regional levels around the world. Our mission is to drill down to the issues that matter, creating policy events that are ahead of the curve, facilitating frank and open debate on some of the most pressing issues facing Europe and the world today.
Platinum Sponsor
AIM - European Brands Assocation
www.aim.be
AIM (Association des Industries de Marque) is the European Brands Association, representing manufacturers of branded consumer goods in Europe on key issues which affect their ability to design, distribute and market their brands.AIM represents 2500 businesses ranging from SMEs to multinationals, directly or indirectly through its corporate and national association members. Our members are united in their purpose to build strong, evocative brands, placing the consumer at the heart of everything they do.AIM’s mission is to create for brands an environment of fair and vigorous competition, fostering innovation and guaranteeing maximum value to consumers now and for generations to come. Building sustainable and trusted brands drives investment, creativity and innovation to meet and exceed consumer expectations. AIM’s corporate members alone invested €14 billion in Research & Development in Europe in 2014, placing them fifth in the EU ranking of R&D investment.
Platinum Sponsor
EDiMA
www.edima-eu.org
EDiMA follows and is involved with regulatory and policy developments affecting the online sector, specifically those which currently relate to content online, intellectual property rights in the online environment, the liability regime for Internet intermediaries and consumer rights issues related to e-Commerce, privacy and security online.Our mission is to contribute to policy and regulatory developments towards the realisation of a EU digital single market that ensures European consumers are provided with the benefits offered by the Internet sector. Legislative decisions and developments may impose substantial technical and financial burdens on new media companies, and may adversely affect the growth of the market. EDiMA therefore acts in order to influence the resolution of these issues in a way that preserves the interests of its members and the Internet community.EDiMA maintains an ongoing dialogue with relevant EU officials, including those within the European Commission, Member State Permanent Representations, and the European Parliament. Currently, this includes discussions and engagement on such issues as the EU copyright review, audiovisual media services, the contracts for the supply of digital content or ePrivacy.
Platinum Sponsor
ITI: Information Technology Industry Council
www.itic.org
ITI is the global association of the tech industry, and advocates for public policies that promote innovation, open markets, and enable the transformational economic, societal, and commercial opportunities that our companies are creating worldwide. Our members represent the entire spectrum of technology: from internet companies, to hardware and networking equipment manufacturers, to software developers. ITI’s diverse membership and expert staff provide a broad perspective and intelligent insight in confronting the implications and opportunities of policy activities around the world. Visit http://www.itic.org/ to learn more. Follow us on Twitter for the latest ITI news.
Media Partner
Encompass
www.encompass-europe.com
Encompass is an online magazine delivering comment, opinion and analysis on the affairs of the European Union and Europe’s place in the world. We aim to demystify the complexity of the EU and to be lively and provocative. Encompass is also a space with podcast interviews and, through Encompass Live, political and cultural events. As our name indicates we will strive to be open and accessible.

Organisers:

Forum Europe
Encompass

Get in touch
If you are interested in sponsoring this series, please contact the team on +44 (0) 2920 783 077 or email

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