Brexit and Civil Society - Roundtable event

In partnership with BVSC, the Brexit Civil Society Alliance is hosting a roundtable discussion on what Brexit means for the third sector in Birmingham.

It is evident that Brexit will have a significant impact on civil society - from questions around the replacement of EU funding that the third sector receives, to the maintenance of fundamental rights to key legislative changes that will arise as a result of EU withdrawal.

The event will bring civil society and relevant stakeholders together to network and share information, discuss what happens next, and how the third sector in Birmingham can best prepare for exit day.

It will also be an opportunity to express thoughts and concerns about Brexit's impact on civil society. We will also be handing out free, printed copies of our campaign toolkit - aimed at those organisation wishing to equip themselves with tools to prepare for Brexit and engage with the decision-makers in the process.

Programme:

13.45-14.00  Registrations / meet and greet

14.00- 15.00 Introductions and a brief outline of the Brexit Civil Society Alliance

  • Belinda Pratten (Equally Ours): UK Shared Prosperity Fund
  • Alexandra Sinclar (Public Law Project): Brexit & legislative changes
  • Questions & Discussions

15.00-15.30 Break

15.30-17.00

  • Update from the Department of Exiting the EU engagement team
  • General horizon scanning and where next
  • How can Birmingham best prepare for Exit Day

About the Brexit Civil Society Alliance

Established in July 2017 the Alliance has been active in helping to shape and improve Brexit legislation, connect politicians with civil society and help educate, inform and advocate for those who may feel remote from the Brexit process.

We help to give a voice to a wide range of groups in the Brexit process, from across all parts of the UK - connecting Wales, Scotland, Northern and Ireland and England. Organisations and sectors in human rights, the environment, consumer and workers rights, equality, democracy, food, farming, trade and further education are all working together to ensure that rights, standards, environmental protections and devolution is protected as we make our exit from the European Union. Read more about the Alliance and our work here.

We take no position on Brexit itself but seek to raise the concerns of member organisations and push for the best possible policy outcomes for our organisations and wider civil society as we leave the EU.