The Economic Implications of Brexit on European Regions
- Friday 22 February 2019 (09:30-17:00)
Brussels: 22nd February 2019, 09.30 – 17:00 (registration begins at 9h)
European Committee of the Regions, 101, rue Belliard/Belliardstraat, B-1040 Brussels, +32 282 2358
City-REDI, supported by ESRC and The UK in a Changing EU, are hosting a Brexit Workshop at the European Committee of the Regions. The workshop aims to bring together political and business leaders, together with academics and civil society organisations to discuss the likely impact of Brexit on European regions. During the workshop we will share findings from our ESRC funded Brexit project on the likely impacts of Brexit on the Europe’s sectors, regions, and cities. Our analysis draws upon the most detailed regional-national-international trade and competition datasets currently available anywhere in the world, allowing us to examine the impacts of different post-Brexit trade scenarios on European regions. Our results identify a very noticeable patterns to the levels of exposure across Europe with north‐western European regions typically being the most exposed to Brexit, while regions in southern and eastern Europe are barely affected at all by Brexit, at least in terms of the trade linkages. The workshop will also provide a platform for city, regional and national stakeholders to share their own regional-specific research findings and collaborate with us on developing alternative post-Brexit scenarios, considering both what city-regional authorities want and also what policy responses are likely to be most effective.