Date(s) - 07/11/2019 - 08/11/2019
4:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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This European Liberal Forum seminar will precede the LYMEC Autumn Congress and will focus on the post-Brexit UK-EU relations and on how young Brits, who overwhelmingly voted in favour of remaining in the EU, can participate in shaping the Future of Europe when no longer part of the EU. Please note that there is a separate registration for the Congress.
Depending on the outcomes of Brexit, extra visa costs might be foreseen for participants. LYMEC can’t cover these extraordinary expenses but will help the participants with the application processes (invitation letters). This page will be updated with the latest development regarding Brexit in the coming weeks!
Please make sure to bring your passports in case national ID won’t be accepted at the border checks!
Participants from Non-EU countries should check conditions for accessing the UK and apply for VISA if necessary – please find more information here.
Topic 1: Brexit and its implications
Topic 2: Setting post-Brexit UK-EU relations objectives
Topic 3: Agenda-setting: how to influence parties and stakeholders to make the integration of post-Brexit UK a priority
THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER
David Game College – London
Check-in at the hotel – Travelodge London
Daniel Kaddik, Executive Director, European Liberal Forum
Pau Castellví Canet, Coordination and Capacity Building Officer, LYMEC
15:45 Setting goals and objectives for the seminar
Pau Castellví Canet, LYMEC Coordination and Capacity Building Officer
16:15 Round table: “What does Brexit mean and what should be the post-Brexit priorities for UK-EU relations?”
Robert Woodthorpe Browne MP (LibDems), Chairman of the LibDem Federal International Relations Committee and Bureau Member at Liberal International
Andrew Rosindell MP (Conservative Party), Director of the European Foundation and Chair of the Flags&Heraldy and British Overseas Territories Parliamentary Committees
David Thomas MBE, Executive Chairman, Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe
Moderated by Antoaneta Asenova, LYMEC Policy Officer
17:15 Coffee break
17:30 Discussion: What post-Brexit priorities should liberals have?
Moderated by Bálint Gyevái, LYMEC Secretary General
FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER
David Game College – London
09:00 Workshop: the basics of agenda-setting in political organisations
Pau Castellví Canet, LYMEC Coordination and Capacity Building Officer and Member of the Castellar City Council, Barcelona (local and national perspectives)
Antoaneta Asenova, LYMEC Policy Officer and RE MEP assistant (international perspective)
10:30 Coffee break
10:45 Discussion on “avoiding more Brexits”. How did it happen and how can we prevent other similar situations from emerging?
Luisa Porritt MEP
Ros Taylor, Professor and editor of the LSE Brexit Blog, London School of Economics
Moderated by Daniel Kaddik, Executive Director, European Liberal Forum
12:30 Closing remarks and feedback session
The fee for congress and seminar, including accommodation in double rooms Thursday-Sunday and meals, is 150 EUR.
The application deadline will be on Monday 9th September 2019, 14:00 CEST.
Applications are to be submitted through the registration form. Member organisations should clearly indicate the order of preference (priority) of the delegates if they register two. Please note that there are limited spaces for the seminar, and we can only guarantee one representative per organisation. We are therefore also only accepting a maximum of two registrations per member organisation.
Do not book any travels before receiving a confirmation by the Secretariat that your application has been accepted. This should happen after the registrations are closed!
As all LYMEC events, this seminar also applies the rules of late cancellation and no show fees: Cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the event leads to a late cancellation fee of 50 euro, and cancellation less than 48 hours prior to the event or not attending at all leads to a no-show fee of 100 euro.
Delegates should be of 18 years of age because of insurance reasons. Please make sure that you know your username and password as these are needed to login and register. If you have trouble with the registration, please contact the office. The requests will be handled as soon as possible during office opening hours (Mon-Thu 09-17, Fri 09-14:30).
Events organised by European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) may be audio- and video-recorded as well as web-streamed. A photographer and/or a cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may have access to the meeting room in order to take pictures and videos for communication and publication purposes. Videos and pictures taken by the photographer and/or cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may also be published on the LYMEC website and on related social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). They may also be used in other media and means of communication in order to pass on information about the event and activities of LYMEC. The European Liberal Forum might also use the pictures, video or audio in their communications.
***Disclaimer: By registering for this event you give your permission for LYMEC and European Liberal Forum to use your picture in their promotional campaigns and materials and communication about the event. Please make clear in advance if you do not wish your picture to be used by LYMEC or ELF.***
Bookings are closed for this event.