How can Scotland and UK continue collaborating with the EU post Brexit?


On 23 June 2016 the UK as a whole voted to leave Europe.

The disconnect is scheduled to take place at 11pm UK time on Friday 29 March, 2019.

We hear a lot about the impact a hard Brexit will have on the economy, but what about the impact on our relationship with partners in the EU or the challenges facing the estimated 181,000 EU nationals in Scotland?

We believe that post-Brexit Scotland and UK must continue to collaborate with our neighbours on the continent come what may. For this reason we are hosting an event in partnership with ALDA (European Association for
Local Democracy) on 8th of February in Edinburgh to explore future collaboration in a Europe Post-Brexit.

The event will look at how networks such as ALDA’s (250 members across the whole of Europe), might help maintain relationships that have already been established within Europe over the years and even to bridge new ones.
ALDA’s work is based on decentralised cooperation. This involves a multi-stakeholder approach focusing on strong partnerships between Local Authorities and civil society organisations, creating a positive synergy and ensuring common goals are reached successfully. This approach fits closely with that of Assist Social Capital’s focus on building networks of trust to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

The event will take place at Challenges Worldwide, a Scottish social enterprise with multiple international connections.

Keynote speaker at the event will be Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA’s Secretary General.
This event is for anyone interested in participatory democracy and collaboration in local communities and the public sector in Scotland and the UK, in a post -Brexit Europe.

Join the conversation!

Thursday 8th of February
12:30 – 16:00
5 – 7 Montgomery Street Lane, Edinbugh, EH7 5 JT