Workshops are organised by the policy departments and enable members to put questions to and exchange views with experts on subjects associated with parliamentary business or subjects of current interest. They are not necessarily held in public but may be held during a committee meeting.

28-11-2017 - The implications of Brexit on the Irish border

AFCO 29-11-2017 - 13:03
Poster for the workshop on The implications of Brexit on the Irish border, showing the UK, Irish and EU flags

During the 28 November meeting of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, a workshop was held on 'The implications of Brexit on the Irish border'. This workshop, organised by Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs, featured four experts presenting three research papers.

Dr. David PHINNEMORE, Professor of European Politics; Dean of Education (Queen's University Belfast); Visiting Professor (College of Europe, Bruges); and Dr. Katy HAYWARD Reader in Sociology (Queen's University Belfast); Senior Research Fellow (Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice) presented the paper on 'UK Withdrawal ('Brexit') and the Good Friday Agreement'.

Dr. Lars KARLSSON, President of KGH Border Services; Former Director of World Customs Organization; Deputy Director General of Swedish Customs presented the research paper on 'Smart Border 2.0 - Avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland for Customs control and the free movement of persons'.

Dr. John TEMPLE LANG, Solicitor; Adjunct Professor in Trinity College Dublin; Senior Research Fellow in Oxford, presented the paper 'Brexit and Ireland - Legal, Political and Economic Considerations'

Location : Brussels, PHS 1A002


  • Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies
  • Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies
  • Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs
  • Policy Department for Budgetary Affairs
  • Committees: BUDG-CONT
  • Policy Department for External Relations