EU WARGAMES: Simulating the negotiations that will determine Britain’s place in Europe

Monday, 25th January 2016 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (GMT)

By the end of 2017, the British people will decide in a historic referendum whether to remain or leave the European Union. Polls indicate that the result is balanced on a knife’s edge.

British Prime Minister David Cameron is seeking to strike a deal to reform the EU before putting it to the British public. But what do other EU countries make of Cameron’s reform agenda? And, what does it mean for the UK and Europe if the British public is unconvinced by reform and votes to leave the EU?

Open Europe will address all these questions in the second edition of our 'EU Wargames.' Over a day, we will simulate EU Reform and Brexit negotiations with top-level British and European politicians.

With all our players having operated at the highest levels of politics, and with considerable negotiating experience, this is the closest anyone will get to being inside the negotiating room.

Event Summary

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Our live-simulation will test two distinct scenarios: EU Reform and Brexit

1) The Reform Scenario starts from the current basis that EU member states are engaging with David Cameron’s  EU reform bid. Talks will centre around the key pillars of the government’s EU renegotiation as laid out in Cameron’s letter to Council President Donald Tusk, testing the ‘red lines,’ and where there is scope for a deal.

2) The Brexit Scenario starts on the assumption that the British public has voted in a referendum to leave the EU. The UK government and EU leaders have gathered to discuss what the UK’s future relationship with the EU will look like.

Attendance

Kindly note that due to high demand and limited spaces, tickets for this event are now sold out. Those who have not secured a ticket can follow the event via the livestream above. For all media enquiries please contact nina@openeurope.org.uk.

Comments

5 comments
pointlesstories
pointlesstories

Whoever is on the panel, the end game of war games will be to remain in.. just nonsense.

Davy Nook
Davy Nook

Starting from the headline premise that the British Isles are moveable creates a false sense that the EU is the whole of the European Continent. It is not so our position will remain unchanged.

Our membership of the European Union is the subject of the referendum and its dire economic and migrant policies follow on from its contempt for electoral scrutiny and professed subsidiarity.

Until the real exit negotiations start any 'debating society' stances will be but posturing.

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