Citizens’ European rights- what is the situation in the negotiations between the EU and the UK?
Wednesday 6 December 12.15 pm
with Marie Simonsen, Task Force on Article 50, European Commission
This informal briefing will be under Chatham House rules, meaning an open exchange but no one should be quoted. The discussion at a first meeting held on 1 September at the end of the summer university on European citizenship was so useful that by popular demand we are organising an update. This is an opportunity for participants to find out first hand from a member of the Commission’s negotiating team what is going on and at the same time to come forward with concerns of which the negotiators may not be aware. The need for this is evident from often contradictory statements from each side about progress made and which is responsible for the next steps. For those interested in participating we recommend as background reading “Citizens’ rights”- joint technical note summarising the UK and EU positions- TF 50(2017) 17 of 28 September. This provides some answers, but also begs further questions.
The indicative Agenda, designed to give everyone an equal say, is as follows:
12.15 p.m Welcome and registration of participants
12.30 p.m. -1.30 p.m. Participants divide in World café style round tables each on a specific broad theme over a quick bite to eat and drinks*.
1.30 p.m.-3.30 p.m. Session chaired by Suzana Carp on behalf of the host organisations. Briefing by Marie Simonsen , feedback from the round tables, questions, answers and suggestions for the future.
*Please note that a participation fee of 20 € includes lunch
All the participants shall pay and receive a receipt at the registration