Ulster University Belfast Campus Room BA00-008
20th March: 12.30pm – 2.00pm
NB. This event is now SOLD OUT. However, you can still register below and we'll let you know if any cancellations or additional tickets become available.
Most countries around the world are joining regional organisations and co-operate on economic and other matters.
The UK vote to exit the European Union bucks that trend. But what happens if Scotland remains in the EU, either by leaving the UK or through a new federal dispensation? Like Scotland, the majority in Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU. One option, which is few people’s first choice but perhaps a sustainable compromise, would be for Northern Ireland to become an independent member state of the EU in its own right, while retaining its British and Irish identities. Northern Ireland is larger than a number of existing EU member states.
This talk and public discussion explores the feasibility of this option – as well as the possibility of ‘special status’ in the EU – as a contingency plan for Northern Ireland in uncertain times. Hosted by Dr Nat O’Connor, Ulster University.