Brexit – Horft til framtíðar

Fimmtudaginn 29. ágúst frá 13:00-17:00 í fyrirlestrarsal Þjóðminjasafns Íslands

Brexit – Horft til framtíðar

International conference hosted by the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The UK is set to leave the EU no later than 31 October 2019. However, it is still largely unclear under what conditions the UK will leave and how future relations with the EU will be shaped. This conference looks at the current state of affairs, while also assessing future trajectories in EU-UK relations. What policy areas are likely to form part of the EU-UK future relationship? What might the institutional framework of this future relationship look like? The conference is organised as part of the Erasmus+ co-funded project Post-Brexit Europe: Lessons from the EEA (PELEEA).

Skráning fer fram hér


Pia Hansson, Director of the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland

Opening address
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs 

13:30 -15:00    Scope of the EU-UK future relationship

Hugo Brady, Advisor and speechwriter to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council
Larissa Brunner, Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre
Sam Lowe, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform

Henry Haggard, Chief of Staff of the United States Mission to the European Union
Julie Smith (Baroness Smith of Newnham), Reader in European Politics at the University of Cambridge
Maximillian Conrad, Head of Department and Professor in Political Science at the University of Iceland

Moderator: Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson, Iceland’s Ambassador to the UK

15:00-15:15     Coffee break

15:15-16:45     Institutional framework of the EU-UK future relationship

Alan Winters, Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory in the University of Sussex
Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen, Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bergen
Steven Blockmans, Head of EU foreign policy and Head of Institutional Affairs at CEPS, and Professor of EU External Relations Law and Governance at the University of Amsterdam

Christian Frommelt, Director of the Liechtenstein Institute
Georgina Wright, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government
Jóhanna Bryndís Bjarnadóttir, Minister Counsellor at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Moderator: Jóhanna Jónsdóttir, Brexit Coordinator at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

16:45-17:00     Concluding remarks
A future model for the UK: Lessons from the EEA?