The workshop, organised by the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) and the Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS), took place at Queen’s University in Belfast and was attended by 40 participants. Parts of the workshop were broadcast live and followed by over 300 viewers online. It consisted of a panel of four speakers, who analysed the implications of Brexit for citizens’ rights, with an emphasis on the special considerations for Northern Ireland as a special region which will share a direct border with an EU country after Brexit. The panel was followed by small group discussions among the participants about their concerns and suggestions concerning the Brexit process and future arrangements with the EU.
The workshop was organised in the framework of the project ‘Brexit Takeaways’, which aims to raise awareness among citizens of the possible impact of different Brexit scenarios on their rights and advocate for the best possible deal for citizens.