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November 07 2019 - November 08 2019

We're all Europeans!

November 07, 2019 at 4:00pm - November 08, 2019

We're all Europeans!

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!   Brexit update on 04/09

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens currently living in the UK until 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a dealEU identity cards would remain valid for travel to the UK initially. Although there would be no immediate change, as the new UK immigration system will be introduced from 1 January 2021, no longer guaranteeing that EU citizens will be able to use a national identity card to enter the UK. (Source: British Foreign Affairs)

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.     Session topics 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   12:00    Arrival Check-in at the hotel – Travelodge London 15:30     Welcome 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   19:30    Dinner   FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER David Game College – London 08:00     Breakfast 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 13:00     Lunch   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. You have to be logged in to register. By registering for this event you agree to our updated privacy policy and understand that your personal data will be shared with the European Liberal Forum for administrative purposes, as well as with the hotel. 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. 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