June 2017

Overview – ‘Brexit: Charting a Way Forward’ conference

22 June 2017

On Thursday, 15th June 2017 the Human Rights Consortium in partnership with NICVA and with sponsorship from Unison hosted a conference to move the Brexit conversation towards a solutions focused civil society engagement. In his welcome, Director of the Consortium Kevin Hanratty, outlined that the purpose of the conference was to bring a broad range […]

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Copyright © Kevin Cooper Photoline NUJ: One day conference on Brexit: Charting a Way Forward A Civil Society Dialogue on Thursday 15th June 2017 in NICVA, Duncairn Gardens, Belfast. The speakers included: Kevin Hanratty, Director, Human Rights Consortium, EU perspective, Colette FitzGerald, Head of European Commission in Belfast, Dr Claire McCann, Human Rights Consortium, Patricia McKeown, Regional Secretary, UNISON, Professor Dagmar Schiek, QUB,  Ruth Taillon, Centre for Cross Border Studies, Edel Quinn, Age NI, Claire Bradley, Children’s Law Centre, Patrick Malone, Disability Action, Geoff Nuttall, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, NICVA,  Declan Billington, NI Food and Drink Association, Professor David Phinnemore, QUB Louise Coyle, NI Rural Women’s Network, James Orr, Friends of the Earth Aidan Campbell, Rural Community Network, Dr Brian Jack, QUB, Paddy Kelly, Director, Children’s Law Centre, Angela McGowan, CBI, Owen Reidy, NIC-ICTU, Patrick Yu, NI Council for Racial Equality, Fergal McFerran, NUS-USI, Conor Houston, Centre for Democracy & Peace Building, feedback by Professor Deirdre Heenan, UU.

Conference: “Brexit: Charting a Way Forward – A Civil Society Dialogue”

12 June 2017

Programme available here.  The EU draft guidelines on the forthcoming EU-UK negotiations make it clear that the EU is open to finding ‘flexible and imaginative solutions’ which reflect the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland. The potential threat that Brexit represents to rights and equalities, the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, the border and the economy in Northern […]

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