Friday 20 November 2020
During the process of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, there was, rightly, a great deal of focus in public debate on the issues confronting Ireland’s border communities. This online conference aims to expand the terms of this debate, and to examine and deepen understanding of a key issue in Ireland’s relationship with the EU – that of the future of those coastal and port communities which, at the end of the transition period, will find themselves on a new frontier between the EU and the UK.
Bringing together academics, experts and stakeholders, this online conference and workshop will explore the key role played by Ireland’s ports, coastal communities and maritime sector in its membership of the EU; provide a forum in which issues confronting Ireland’s port and coastal communities as a result of Brexit, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic can be discussed; and, crucially, highlight how responses to these challenges are framed and influenced by Ireland’s EU membership.
This is an online event that will be held on Zoom. The relevant link and sign-in information will be forwarded to registered attendees by no later than Thursday 19 November.
For more info and registration visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/europe-and-the-future-of-irelands-ports-coasts-and-maritime-sector-tickets-124546045575