Exploring BREXIT – Potential impact for the EU and non-EU community in Loug...
The UK voted to leave the EU on the 23rd of June 2016 in a historic election. It appears that the decision to leave the EU took the nation and indeed our leaders by surprise as we are now gradually working through the process of what BREXIT actually means and what kind of BREXIT we will have (hard or soft?)
There are a myriad of issues resulting from the vote to leave the EU the most strongly felt being the impact on jobs and the economy.
There are also issues around immigration: What happens to EU citizens already in the UK (including students and those planning on coming to the UK to study) over the next few years. This is of particular interest as Loughborough is a University town and so relies significantly on students coming from all over the world including the EU. Therefore, the impact of the BREXIT vote on student numbers and consequently funding and academic research funding will need to be explored thoroughly to ensure that the town of Loughborough is stronger on the back of BREXIT.
Security: In the immediate aftermath of the referendum, there was a sharp rise in hate crimes reported to the police. EU and non-EU nationals being told to “go back to your country”. What does this mean for the type of society Britain aspires to be identified as? How would Loughborough Town and indeed the UK engage with questions of race and rights in the Age of Brexit?
Employment: The National Health Service is grinding to a halt, hospital trusts may no longer be restricted by the EU working Time Directive - what impact on staff productivity and safety? EU workers across sectors are unsure of their stand, what happens to Employment rights/laws (maternity/ paternity entitlements, annual leave, sick pay, etc.)?
We invite you to join us as we explore these issues on the 8th of December 2016. Come with your questions, comments and suggestions and let’s interact and develop ideas in a creative space.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07960702102
Is this event free?
YES its free,
However we will need partipants to please register to attend.