Two Islands – One Future, Ireland, the UK and the EU

📅 10.00am GMT+1 / 11am CET  | Thursday, 15 April 2021 | Online

European Movement Ireland and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung are delighted to invite you to an online event ‘Two Islands – One Future, Ireland, the UK and the EU’.

This is the first in a three-part series of events with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in 2021, offering a range of different perspectives on the issues, opportunities and relationships that impact Ireland, the UK and the EU. Featuring high-level speakers from Ireland, the UK, across the EU and beyond, these events will focus on areas for potential cooperation, mutual challenges and practical solutions.

Our first online event will look at Ireland– UK – EU relations post-Brexit, focusing on areas of potential cooperation and protecting the Good Friday Agreement. We will assess the future prospects of the EU – UK relationship, including Ireland’s role, and examine how UK bilateral relations with other EU member states, particularly Germany, are likely to evolve. With a new Conference on the Future of Europe on the horizon, we will also discuss whether Brexit will change the dynamics of future EU integration efforts.

Date: Thursday, 15 April

Time: 10am GMT+1 / 11am CET


Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD, Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.
Dr. Katja Leikert MdB, Member of the Bundestag, Vice-President of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group
Rt Hon Sir David Lidington KCB CBE, Former Minister for the Cabinet Office

Welcome address: Matthias Barner, Director Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung UK & Ireland

Moderator: Noelle O Connell, CEO of EM Ireland

Further information on how to join the online discussion will be circulated to registered attendees the day before the event.

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