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Main Hall, Priory Street Centre

15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET

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The Brexit Civil Society Alliance is hosting a roundtable discussion with the third sector in York about the impacts Brexit will have on the sector.

From questions around the replacement of EU funding that the third sector receives, the settled status scheme to the maintenance of fundamental rights, it is evident that Brexit will have significant impacts on civil society.

The Brexit Civil Society Alliance is hosting a roundtable discussion on what Brexit means for the third sector in York. The event will bring civil society and relevant stakeholders together to network and share information and discuss what happens next and how York third sector can best prepare for exit day. It will also be an opportunity to express thoughts and concerns about Brexit's impact on civil society.

Expert speakers will provide information around funding post-Brexit and environmental protections:

Mike Hawking- Policy & Partnerships Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation: UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Mike's areas of expertise include: living wage, pay, labour markets, unemployment, working with employers, devolution, neighbourhoods, public spaces, regeneration, planning, transport, economic development and local growth, services and local government, and localism. Prior to joining Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Mike was an advisor to the directly elected Mayor of Lewisham, and has worked on housing policy for charities and housing associations in London and Leeds. He has an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics.

Kate Young- Brexit campaigner, ChemTrust: Brexit's impact on environmental & chemical standards

Kate previously worked as Head of Research for a political consultancy specialising in healthcare, conducting issue-led campaigning for a range of patient groups, charities and professional organisations. She has a degree in Biochemistry and experience in several multidisciplinary scientific research laboratories and developed her German language skills whilst working for a start-up in Berlin

Refreshments will be available.

Programme:

13.00-13.30:

Meet & Greet

13.30

Introductions and brief outline of the Brexit Civil Society Alliance

Mike Hawking (Joseph Rowntree Foundation): UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Kate Young (ChemTrust): Brexit’s impact on chemicals and environmental policy

Questions & Discussions: Key issues and implications for York

14.30- 14.50: Break

Update from the Department of Exiting the EU Engagement Team

General horizon scanning and where next

How can York 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.

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