Don’t think it’s all over: How to restart Britain and Europe?

18th July 2017

The outcome of the Brexit referendum has deepened the crisis of the European Union and came as another blow to the European project and its citizens.

Event Details
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Google Campus, 5 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX

Especially for young Brits, the result of the vote and the low turnout in their own age group came as a wake up call. But their open mindset and motivation are a great chance for finding new ideas on European-British relations that go beyond the ramification of June 23rd’s vote – because the United Kingdom will remain one of the most important partners for Europe and Germany.

Therefore the German think tank Das Progressive Zentrum, in cooperation with Policy Network, invites you to a Town Hall meeting on Monday 27 February 2017. Together with Thomas Oppermann, chair of the SPD parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, Martin Roth, former director, Victoria and Albert Museum, Gloria De Piero, Labour MP, Ashfield, Sonia Sodha, chief leader writer, the Observer, and representatives of the young British civil society we want to discuss the future of British-European relations, especially in the fields of digital innovation, cultural exchange, educational cooperation and populism & political disaffection.

Check-in and registration will start at 14:00. The Town Hall meeting’s preliminary agenda is available here. You’re also invited to follow the public discussion via Twitter (#EuropeanTownHall).

The event is part of the “Dialogue on Europe“ framework, a transnational deliberation process with previous events in Athens, Lisbon, Rome, Marseille, Madrid, and Warsaw by Das Progressive Zentrum and the German Federal Foreign Office.