Conference – Brexit and Polonia: Challenges facing the Polish Community during the process of Britain leaving the European Union

Conference – Brexit and Polonia: Challenges facing the Polish Community during the process of Britain leaving the European Union

Since the Brexit referendum on 23 June 2016 there has been a great deal of concern about how Britain’s departure from the European Union will impact on EU nationals who have made their home in the United Kingdom. This conference is a significant intervention into ongoing debates on Brexit and the ways the Brexit process is already affecting the Polish community in Britain in particular. The conference brings together academics, civil society representatives, policy makers and elected officials and provides a forum for dialogue between experts and practitioners working in different fields, but who share a commitment to good inter-community relations. The conference showcases cutting-edge research on Brexit by new and established scholars.

OUTLINE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (Full programme will be available soon)

10.00 Registration
10.20 – 10.30 Welcome / introduction
10.30 – 11.30 The socio-cultural contours of Brexit
11.30 – 12.00 Tea/Coffee
12.00 – 13.00 Brexit in relation to Britain’s Polish community
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Brexit as seen by (representatives of) the Polish community in the UK
15.30 – 16.00 Tea/Coffee
16.00 – 17.00 Panel Discussion and Q & A. Brexit: The challenges and responsibility of government and the media
17.00 End of Conference