Brexit and implications for the EU, EEA and Norway
What will be the implication of the recent changes in Europe? How will small states be able to adapt to these changes?
Over the past years, Europe has experienced different types of crises – economic crises, migration crisis, terrorism etc. And on top of that, the EU has experienced a crisis in legitimacy. The rise of populism is threatening the very survival of the EU. The British decision to leave the EU is also a clear reminder that the EU is changing. But what will be the implications of these changes?
Marking the end of the EUNOR project, this conference will focus on implications of Brexit for the EU, the UK, the EEA and Norway. The EEA and the internal market, the prospect for a European foreign and security policy, energy security and climate change and Brexit for international trade are all areas that will be discussed here.
The three yearlong research project funded by the RCN has been on the EU and small states (The EUNOR project). EUNOR has been undertaken in cooperation with the Centre for European Law (UIO) and has been investigating how small European states in general and Norway in particular, responds to, adjusts, and adapts to a Europe in transition.
Location: Munch meeting room, ground floor, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo.
- 08:30-09:00: Coffee and registration
- 09:00-09:15: Welcome: Ulf Sverdrup, director of NUPI and Research Professor Pernille Rieker, project leader of EUNOR.
- 09:15-09:30: Key note speaker: Niels Engelshiøn, Director General, Department for European Affairs
- 19:30-11:30:Panel 1: Brexit and the EEA
- Chair: Ulf Sverdrup (NUPI)
- EU perspective: René Repasi (University of Rotterdam)
- UK perspective: Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska (CER, London)
- EEA perspective: Christophe Hillion (UIO/NUPI)
- Icelandic perspective: Baldur Thorhallsson (University of Iceland)
- Norwegian perspective: Nilels Engelshiøn, Director General, Department for European Affairs
- 11:30-13:00: Lunch
- 13:00-14:15: Panel 2: Brexit and the future of international trade:
- Chair: Liv-Monica Stubholt (Lawyer and Partner, Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA, former deputy chair of the EEA review Committee)
- EU perspective: Fredrik Erixon (ECIPE, Brussels)
- The future of trade agreements: Arne Melchior (NUPI)
- Integration, technology and patents: Per Botolf Maurseth (BI)
- 14:15-14:30: Coffee break
- 14:30-15:45: Panel 3: Energy policy in a changing Europe
- Chair: Jakub Godzimirski (NUPI)
- EU energy policy: Kirsten Westphal (SWP, Berlin)
- The future of the Energy market: Ole Gunnar Austvik (HiL)
- Energy and climate: Indra Øverland (NUPI)
- 15:45-16:00: Coffee
- 16:00:17:30: Panel 4: The shaping of the EU's foreign, security and defense policy:
- Chair: Pernille Rieker (NUPI)
- EU foreign and security policy: Steven Blockmans (CEPS, Brussels)
- The UK perspective: Richard Whitman (University of Kent)
- Norway-UK relations: Kristin Haugevik (NUPI)
- Norway-EU relations: Nina Græger (NUPI)
2014 - 2017 (Completed)
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