The event is an important part of the reaction to a potential Brexit with around 300 representatives taking part from business, employer and trade union organisations, farming organisations, community and voluntary NGOs, North and South, local Authorities in border regions, key government agencies, particularly those with a North/South dimension and academic institutions North and South such as Centre for Cross Border Studies and the Royal Irish Academy as well as universities and Higher Education Institutions. All are meeting to discuss the challenges posed by the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
Ian Parsley added: “Arguably, we should have been hearing about these concerns from these sectors before and during the Referendum campaign, but these opinions got lost in the freedom of movement debate; that said, it is vital we hear now from all those affected by a potential Brexit, and that our political representatives feed those concerns into the debate in Parliament.”
- EMNI has been a leading player in post Referendum discussions, including the cross-party Independent Council on Europe.
- EMNI and EMNI’s sister organisation, European Movement Ireland attended the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit.
- A list of attendees at the Civic Dialogue is here: http://www.merrionstreet.ie/MerrionStreet/en/ImageLibrary/20161102AttendeesCivilDialogue.pdf