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Generation Brexit gives young people a voice in the Brexit process. It asks 16-35 year olds from across the UK & Europe what they want from Brexit. The results will be sent to Parliaments in Westminster and Brussels.

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The LSE published a report on the local impacts of Brexit in Barnet. The experts and local residents consulted identified a likely negative impact on local businesses and public services. However, some potential positive impacts were underlined, particularly for lower paid workers. You can read the full report here . In your view... 1. What does Brexit mean for Barnet's public services and local businesses? 2. What does Brexit mean for Barnet's diverse and dynamic population? 3. What should Barnet's key priorities be in the Brexit negotiations? Tell us what you think! 

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Podľa prieskumu uskutočneným LSE požaduje väčšina mladých ľudí vo VB zachovanie slobody pohybu a obchodných stykov s Európou aj po Brexite. Možnosť šúdia v Európe a využívania Európskych vzdelávacích programov patria tiež medzi ich priority. Veľa mladých ľudí si praje, aby VB ostala otvoreným a inkluzívnym členom globálnej komunity národov, a má blízky vzťah k EU. Keďže rokovania o Brexite prišli do záverečnej fázy, chceli by sme vedieť Váš názor! Ako by mal v budúcnosti vyzerať vzťah medzi Veľkou Britániou a Európskou Úniou? Povedzte nám menej ako 50-timi slovami! alebo VYPLŇTE NÁŠ DOTAZNÍK TU

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The U.K is one of the most diverse nations in the world; this diversity has long been celebrated as an indication of an inclusive and tolerant society. 1. How has Brexit impacted Black and Minority Ethnic groups in the UK? 2. How has Brexit made members of minority groups feel? 3. How can the UK ensure that multicultural values are upheld after a highly divisive Brexit? 4. Has Brexit impacted what it means to be British?

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Can't make one of our #BrexitCafes taking place across the UK and Europe? Want to tell us more than you had a chance to? Join our conversation here and have YOUR say on the future UK-EU relationship:   1. Do you think youth’s views have been listened to in the Brexit negotiations? 2. What would be your “one message” to governments and politicians right now? 3. Whatever your views on Brexit, do you think we need a final vote on the exit deal? 4. Do you think one lesson of the Brexit vote is that we need to broaden the pool of the electorate, by including: a. 16-17 year-olds; b. EU citizens living in the UK c. UK citizens living in the EU (who have lost their voting rights after 15 years abroad); d. All legal residents of the UK 5. How has the Brexit vote impacted your identity? Has it made you feel more/less: a. British; b. English, Welsh, Scottish, or N. Irish; c. European; d. Other

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Britain, together with its European partners, has been a leader in promoting LGBT+ rights at home and abroad. 1. Will Brexit hamper these rights in the UK? 2. After leaving the EU, what role can the UK have in promoting LGBT+ rights? 3. How can the UK work with the EU to further LGBT+ equality across the world? Tell us in under 50 words! This topic has been developed in cooperation with  Pride in London .  

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Take a look at our latest survey. We want to hear from YOU what kind of Brexit you want to see, if any at all. TAKE OUR SURVEY HERE

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The LSE has found that a majority of young people in the UK want to keep the right to freedom of movement and maintain trade links with Europe after Brexit. Studying in Europe and taking advantage of European education programmes are also priorities. Many young people want the UK to remain an open and inclusive member of the global community of nations and have a strong relationship with the EU. As the Brexit negotiations embark on their final phase, we would like to know what you think! WHAT SHOULD THE FUTURE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM & THE EUROPEAN UNION LOOK LIKE? Tell us in under 50 words! or TAKE OUR SURVEY HERE

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Welcome to the Twelve Days of Brexit challenge! Over the next twelve days exciting Xmas-themed ideas will be uploaded here which will allow you to engage with the topic of Brexit from different and sometimes unexpected perspectives. Stay tuned for the Twelve Days of Brexit!

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The Irish border question is becoming more important by the day. The UK seems committed to quitting the customs union which risks a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. That means border controls, delays, and possibly undermining the Peace.... The Prime Minister is scrambling to get a deal.  What kind of deal should there be?

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The amount Britain may have to pay if it wants to get a good Brexit deal are becoming clearer by the day. The latest sum to be discussed is 50 billion EUROS (£44 billion). The Prime Minister has been accused of selling the UK out over the deal. Is the 50 billion Euro deal saving or sinking the UK? Tell us what you think here. PRIZE:  If you write a really great comment in the idea box within 5 days after this FLASHPOINT is issued, you will be in contention to win a £25 Amazon voucher.  

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During the Brexit vote both sides of the argument espoused empirically unsubstantiated claims. The Remain campaign warned of impending economic meltdown right after the vote to exit the EU – that did not happen. The Leave campaign notoriously promised that Brexit would enable the UK to restore the sovereignty of the Parliament. It now turns out that government minters will be able to amend repatriated EU legislation as they wish. Boris Johnson famously promised to ‘take control’ over the £350 million a week we ‘send to Brussels’ (UK’s contributions to the EU budget). We knew then that the net sum was actually around £156 million. We now know that the UK will end up paying into EU’s coffers long after it exits. Was the proliferation of these threats and promises a hallmark of a post-truth society? • What role did social media platforms play in proliferating these unsubstantiated claims? • Have people really had enough of experts, as Michael Gove had claimed? • Was #ProjectFear an example of misinformation or disinformation? Guide to the Brexit vote

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The EU referendum campaign was arguably a suspension of the normal proceedings of liberal democracy in the United Kingdom. Countless analyses have proclaimed the Brexit vote to be an expression of a majoritarian and anti-pluralist democratic process, hence a populist one. For others, the vote mobilised the highest percentage of votes in recent decades and was thus an undiluted expression of popular will. Furthermore, the vote can be seen to have given voice to the disenfranchised and the forgotten and as such may have restored the people’s trust in democracy. Can we thus classify the Brexit vote as a populist development? • Where the causes of the Brexit vote primarily economic, and/or political, and/or social? • What ideology stood behind the Leave campaign, how was its message delivered? • What precedent does the Brexit vote set for British liberal democracy and with what implications? Guide to the Brexit vote

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Wales follows a Brexit pattern visible across the UK. As a former coal mining community, the region suffered more than most from the de-industrialisation of the 1970s and 1980s. The rapid dismantlement of the coal industry, which had supported the region for decades was not offset with measures such as fiscal redistribution, re-education, or public investment. In a serviced-based economy, Wales has been unable to compete. The result has been unemployment, brain drain, and meagre growth. These factors coupled with a fear of immigrants underpin Wales’s Brexit vote. But what of the negotiations? • What are the main Welsh priorities? Should Wales be given more of a voice at the negotiating table? • How will the powers that be fill the financial hole left by Wales’s withdrawal from EU structural funding programmes? • Beyond Brexit, how can the Welsh economy be revitalised?   Storify

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The Brexit vote was an exercise in plebiscitary democracy; a direct appeal to the British people to state their voice on the UK’s continued membership to the European Union. However, the second most Googled question in the UK, after the vote took place on 23 June 2016 was 'What is the EU?' What does this tell us, if anything, about the how fit citizens are to ‘rule’ ? Long before the vote, studies have shown that much of the British public was ill-informed about the workings of the EU and the Referendum campaign did little to fill this gap in information. Contentious social issues were discussed at length, such as immigration, the NHS, and welfare, which arguably often had little to do with the UK’s membership in the EU. Both the Leave and the Remain campaigns were focused on portraying what life outside of the EU would look like, in practice having little to no ability to make such predictions. In light of the above, was turning to the wisdom of the people the right choice? What were the pros and cons of the Brexit referendum? Did the UK public know what they were voting for? Where they given the chance to be appropriately informed? Is the Brexit Vote legitimate? Should the UK public vote directly on such big issues from now on? Guide to the Brexit vote

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Scotland’s membership in the EU first came up as an issue for us in the 2014 Independence Referendum, when we looked at it from the perspective of whether we could continue to be a member as a new, independent state. After we voted No to an Independent Scotland the issue was not discussed very much, until the 24th of June 2016 when we discovered that the UK had voted to Leave. Scotland voted to remain by 62% to 38% and all council areas backed Remain. Is Scotland being dragged out of the EU against it’s wishes, or should Scotland respect the outcome of the EU referendum as we have voted to be part of the UK. Should there be a second Independence Referendum? Do we trust that Westminster will continue to support areas, such as the Highlands and Islands that have benefitted from EU funding? Visual Guide

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While the UK voted narrowly to leave the EU in June 2016, stats demonstrate just how divided the vote was. By almost 60%-40%, Londoners of all ages backed Remain. The percentage of London Remainers among the youth was even higher - a colossal 76%. For a city that relies heavily on its financial and insurance services, transnationals, and thus a considerable degree of immigration from within the EU, Brexit is viewed as a major blow by many. Others, however small in number, see it as an opportunity. So, what of London in the Brexit negotiations? How can London endure as a premier global city after Brexit? How can London continue to attract the best talent from the EU? Should the UK pursue a separate arrangement between London and the EU? If so, what? Visual Guide

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Στις 23 Ιουνίου, 2016, το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο αποφάσισε να βγει από την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση. Αν και οι δεσμοί που έχουν δημιουργηθεί τις προηγούμενες δεκαετίες δεν πρόκειται να κοπούν εν μία νυκτί, η απόφαση αυτή αναμένεται να φέρει μια σειρά σημαντικών αλλαγών, τόσο για το Η.Β., όσο και για τα επιμέρους μέλη-κράτη της Ε.Ε. Μεταξύ άλλων, η απόφαση αυτή επηρεάζει και τις ζωές των χιλιάδων Ελλήνων που ζουν, εργάζονται και φοιτούν στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο. Πώς ακριβώς όμως τους επηρεάζει; Τι θα συμβεί με το δικαίωμα στην ελεύθερη μετακίνηση, την πρόσβαση στην αγορά εργασίας, ή το ύψος των διδάκτρων για τους πολίτες της Ε.Ε.; Η πλατφόρμα του Generation Brexit δίνει την ευκαιρία στους νέους Έλληνες να εκφράσουν τις ανησυχίες και τους προβληματισμούς τους, αλλά και να προτείνουν λύσεις στα θέματα που τους απασχολούν. Αποτελώντας ένα δίαυλο επικοινωνίας και μια ανοικτή και προσβάσιμη δεξαμενή σκέψης, ο τελικός σκοπός του Generation Brexit είναι οι φωνές των Ελλήνων πολιτών να ακουστούν σε επίπεδο του ευρωκοινοβουλίου. ΘΕΛΟΥΜΕ ΝΑ ΑΚΟΥΣΟΥΜΕ ΑΠΟ ΕΣΑΣ! 1. Ποια γνώμη έχεις για το Brexit; Είναι καλό ή κακό για την ΕΕ; 2. Πως επηρεάζει το Brexit τους Έλληνες που μένουν στη Βρετανία; ΘΕΛΟΥΜΕ ΝΑ ΑΚΟΥΣΟΥΜΕ ΑΠΟ ΕΣΑΣ  ΑΠΑΝΤΗΣΤΕ ΣΕ ΜΙΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΙΣ 2 ΕΡΩΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΣΕ ΛΙΓΟΤΕΡΟ ΑΠΟ 50 ΛΕΞΕΙΣ! ΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΗΣΗ Η πρωτοβουλία αυτή πραγματοποιήθηκε με την υποστήριξη του Hellenic Observatory του London School of Economics. Ευχαριστούμε θερμά τα άτομα που μας έχουν βοηθήσει να κτίσουμε αυτή την ενότητα.

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La France et le Royaume Uni, après une longue histoire de conflits ont su développer des relations fortes sur les plans économique, culturel et politique. Au sein de l’Union Européenne les deux pays sont des géants militaires. Sur le plan économique, le leadership de Macron semble placer la France comme première concurrente face à une Angleterre affaiblie par les risques du Brexit. Finalement, la question des citoyens français en forte présence notamment à Londres nécessite des garanties quant à leur futur. DITES NOUS CE QUE VOUS EN PENSEZ EN TROIS PHRASES OU MOINS!

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España es uno de los países de la Unión Europea en los que la decisión del Reino Unido de abandonar la Unión ha causado una mayor estupefacción y preocupación. Esta reacción resulta comprensible habida cuenta de los fuertes vínculos en diferentes niveles entre España y el Reino Unido. España es el hogar de algo más de más de 300.000 ciudadanos británicos y el destino de unos 18 millones en el último año y algo más del 3% de las exportaciones británicas. El Reino Unido recibe el 7% de las exportaciones españolas, cuenta con unos 125.000 residentes permanentes españoles y un número difícil de aproximar de estudiantes procedentes de España. La membresía de ambos Estados en la Unión Europea ha permitido, además de estrechar los vínculos económicos, mejorar la relación política en cuestiones como la controversia sobre el estatus de Gibraltar y promover el intercambio y acercamiento cultural. La salida del Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda del Norte de la Unión Europea prevista para marzo de 2019 abre muchos interrogantes sobre el futuro de la relación entre los dos países. 1. ¿Cómo afectará el Brexit a la economía española y qué tipo de acuerdo favorecería el crecimiento y el empleo en España? 2. ¿Cómo afectará el Brexit a las relaciones políticas entre España y el Reino Unido en temas como la libre circulación de personas o el estatus de Gibraltar? 3. La salida del Reino Unido de la Unión Europea puede llevar a que el país abandone el programa Erasmus en el futuro. ¿Cómo cree que afectaría esta decisión a España? ENCUESTA

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La Brexit, la cui data ufficiale è prevista per marzo 2019, desta molte preoccupazioni per gli oltre 600 mila cittadini italiani che vivono, lavorano o studiano nel paese, usufruendo di vantaggi e diritti che potrebbero perdere nel marzo 2019. Oltre alla sorte incerta di questi cittadini italiani, la Brexit presenta numerose incognite per l’Italia e gli italiani, sia dal punto di vista economico-sociale che da quello politico-educativo. In particolar modo, l’uscita della Gran Bretagna dal mercato unico potrà avere ripercussioni sulla vita di molti italiani, in particolare i giovani. Settori della società che beneficiano direttamente o indirettamente della presenza britannica nel mercato unico potrebbero essere danneggiati significativamente: dall’ import ed export di beni, l’industria turistico-alberghiera fino al mondo universitario che, soprattutto attraverso il progetto Erasmus, consente ai giovani italiani di studiare in atenei britannici e viceversa. QUALE BREXIT SAREBBE MIGLIORE PER L'ITALIA? DI LA TUA IN TRE FRASI O MENO! o PRENDI LA NOSTRA SURVEY

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Die Beziehungen zwischen Deutschland und Großbritannien werden zumeist insbesondere als Wirtschaftsbeziehungen gesehen. So warnten Deutsche Wirtschaftsverbände wiederholt vor einer zu harten Haltung der EU gegenüber Großbritanniens aus Angst vor einer Schwächung der Deutsch-Britischen Wirtschaftsbeziehungen. Europapolitisch teilten beide Länder eine wirtschaftlich-pragmatische, auf Sparpolitik pochende Sichtweise auf EU und EU Erweiterung. Oft wird dabei jedoch vergessen, dass der Brexit nicht nur Auswirkungen auf wirtschaftliche und europapolitische Beziehungen sondern auch auf den kulturellen Austausch zwischen Deutschland und Großbritannien zum Beispiel in Form von Schüleraustauschen oder Studienaufenthalten haben könnte. Zudem hat der Brexit direkte Auswirkungen auf die vielen in London lebenden Deutschen Staatsbürger. WELCHEN BREXIT WÜNSCHT SICH DEUTSCHLAND? SCHREIB UNS DEINE MEINUNG IN WENIGER ALS 3 ZEILEN! UMFRAGE

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Brexit niewątpliwie znacząco wpłynie na Unię Europejską, w tym Polskę. Nasz kraj jest mocno związany z Wielką Brytanią poprzez ponadmilionową Polonię, europejski budżet czy wspólne programy edukacyjne, kulturowe i społeczne. Strategia negocjacyjna obrana przez Londyn będzie mieć znaczący wpływ na to czy Polska naprawdę będzie ‘największym przegranym Brexitu’. Warto więc rozważyć czego naprawdę powinniśmy oczekiwać od obecnie trwających rozmów. Jaki wynik Brexitu byłby najkorzystniejszy dla Polski? Podzielcie się swoją opinią w trzech zdaniach! ANKIETA

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You’re out at a candlelit dinner. Wine is flowing, as is the conversation, and––did they just touch your leg under the table? Tinder finally pulled through for you! It’s only a short taxi ride to their place, so why not? The mood, the timing, everything feels right. Your hand in theirs, they fumble with their keys and open the door and—ugh. An EU flag? Not again. Brexit isn’t what you wanted them to be moaning about. We used to care about someone’s height, their cooking ability, and whether they prefer cats or dogs. Now Tinder is awash with shouts of ‘no Leavers!’. Has Brexit fundamentally changed the nature of our relationships with people — romantically or otherwise? Tell us your stories! -Have you ended friendships because someone opened up about open borders? -Could you swipe right for someone who also has eyes for Jean-Claude Juncker? -Has the Brexit vote affected your current relationship?

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Phase 2 of Generation Brexit will launch later in the Autumn of 2017. We will be guided by the progress of the ’real negotiations’, so an exact date is still TBC. Though divorce is a difficult process, it can also be immensely freeing if you are open to new ideas. The logical next step will be to start thinking about future relationships. For the UK and the EU, this is likely to be a complicated issue involving a wide range of issues (jobs, trade, migration, security, rights, and culture, to name only a few). Thinking about how the UK and the EU can build a new partnership while respecting their differences is our goal in this phase of the project. Stay tuned.

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The Brexit negotiations started on 19 June 2017 and will be going on till about October 2018. As of yet, however, there is little certainty on where we will end up. In the coming months, you will often hear about the meetings between the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier and the UK Brexit Secretary David Davis. Now's as good time as any to start thinking what the future relationship between the UK and the EU could look like.    Have Your Say What does Brexit mean to you? What should the aim of the negotiations be? What should any eventual deal look like? How should the future UK-EU relationship look like?

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When a country joins the EU, it agrees to respect EU law. The Court of Justice of the EU is like a referee: it makes sure all members respect EU rules. When a country leaves, who is the referee? Have your say Who should settle disputes relating to the EU/UK divorce? Who should settle disputes after the EU/UK divorce? National courts? European courts? A special court? Visual Guide

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Imagine getting divorced then living next door to your ex. Tough? Indeed. To live in harmony, certain boundaries will need to be decided. Can we stay friends, or would we be better off not seeing each other? Have your say What should happen at borders? How should people and goods move across UK-EU borders? Should border controls be put in place? Everywhere, or only in some places? Visual Guide

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    The impact of Brexit on citizen’s rights continues is a key concern for many people. Right now UK/EU citizens can live, work and study anywhere in the EU/UK, but with the triggering of Article 50 people have been concerned about whether these rights will remain protected. What do you think?  Have your say What should be the rights of UK and EU citizens post-Brexit? Should all UK/EU citizens continue to have the right to live, work and study anywhere in the EU/UK?   Visual Guide

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You've been sharing a flat with your partner for so long that you don't know that whose stuff is whose ... Have your say How can UK/EU prevent falling out over money? Who should pay for the divorce? What projects (if any) can the EU and UK continue to fund together? Visual Guide

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