Entries by Project staff

Brexit timeline – next steps

23-26 May: European Parliamentary elections are held across member states 22 May: New exist day only if MPs do approve May’s deal 12 April: New exist day.  The reason the EU chose April 12 is because under law this is the deadline for the UK to decide whether to hold European Parliament elections. 29 March: Exist Day. […]

Why we’re marching

On 20 October 2018, an estimated 700,000 people marched for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal. In a stroke of luck for the campaign, protestors were greeted with a clear sky and temperatures of up to 20 degrees as they descended on Westminster. Led by Sadiq Khan and thousands of young people mobilised […]

Brexit: A letter from the four Children’s Commissioners of the United Kingdom

A letter from the four Children’s Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Rt. Hon Stephen Barclay MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The letter seeks assurances on some of the immediate issues facing children arising from Brexit. Letter to the Government from the UK’s Children’s Commissioners seeking assurances on issues facing […]

Life after BREXIT: What are the UK’s options outside the European Union? By Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson

It is highly uncertain what the UK’s future would look like outside the European Union (EU), which makes ‘Brexit’ a leap into the unknown. This report reviews the advantages and drawbacks of the most likely options. After Brexit, the EU would continue to be the world’s largest market and the UK’s biggest trading partner. A […]

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Promoting Youth Involvement and Social Engagement: Opportunities and challenges for ‘conflicted’ young people across Europe.

The full report presents a collection of standardised country reports from the ten partner countries involved in PROMISE. Using the most recent data available from macro-indicators and surveys, each country report provides a national baseline of the attitudes, activities and social involvement of young people. The macro-indicators used to describe the national context are used […]

PROMOTING YOUTH INVOLVEMENT AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT: Trusting All Youth to Build a Better Europe

PROMISE explored the ways young people with a history of stigmatisation or conflict participate in society. The focus was on the different ways they engage with social, environmental and political issues, and how they create opportunities for social change. The following recommendations on Promoting Youth Involvement and Social Engagement in Europe are based on ethnographic […]

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Brexit Facts

A curated selection of relevant videos about Brexit.

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  • Brexit: a youth perspective • 647 kB
    Reactions & Recommendations taken from a pool of Young People on how the Government should tackle the negotiations surrounding Brexit & the European Union.
  • Brexit Reading List • 449 kB
    Brexit: a reading list of postEU Referendum publications by the UK Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
  • Britain’s Decision • 5 MB
    Facts and Impartial Analysis for the EU referendum on 23 June 2016
  • Post-election survey 2014 • 6 MB
    The survey has been used to analyse the results of the European elections in terms of gender, age, region, turnout and voting.
  • The 2015 General Election • 370 kB
    Aspects of participation and administration
  • UK Election Statistics: 1918-2017 • 18 MB
    It includes summary results for general elections and parliamentary by-elections
  • Election: Turnout • 124 kB
    The extent to which voters turnout to vote at elections in the United Kingdom varies considerably between different types of election
  • EU referendum: one year on • 3 MB
    Following two successful collaborations in 2016 (Brexit and Beyond and Brexit: Six Months On),
    EU referendum: one year on examines the progress that has been made thus far.
  • The ‘Outraged Young’ • 3 MB
    How Young Europeans are Reshaping the Political Landscape.
  • Scottish Independence Referendum Report • 3 MB
    Report on the referendum held on 18 September 2014.
  • The UK Young Ambassadors • 3 MB
    Enabling all young people to engage in an Inclusive, Diverse and Well-Connected Europe.
  • Voting Age • 396 kB
    This Note gives details of the attempts to change the law to lower the voting age over the last decade
  • Young People Participation in EP elections • 91 kB
    This Note gives details of the attempts to change the law to lower the voting age over the last decade.
  • Voter engagement and young people • 558 kB
    Research report.

Post-Summit Analysis covering EU Summit

The paper does not ‘only’ analyze the key issues on the Summit agenda (Brexit; EMU reform; migration; MFF). Given that the December Summit was the last European Council meeting before the EU enters the final stretch towards the end of the current politico-institutional cycle. The final section of the paper offers an account of the […]

PM Leadership Challenge – Just survived

Conservative MP’s trigger a vote of no confidence in May’s leadership of Brexit negotiations with the EU. Prime minister defeats leadership challenge after Conservative MPs vote to back her by 200 to 117, and survives confidence vote with a majority of 83.

Meaningful Vote

UK Parliamentary debate on deal leading to MP’s vote on 11 th December. Vote postponed by May who heads off to Brussel’s to negotiate further with EU leaders on the Back Stop terms. May held in contempt by the Lower House for postponing vote at such short notice. The meaningful vote is postponed until week beginning 7 th January 2019. May needs 320 votes in Parliament to get approval deal, however the Conservatives hold 316 seats in 650 set Lower House.

Our Future Our Choice’s new battlebus

The bus, organised by the youth movement Our Future Our Choice, aims to show MPs the strength of feeling in young people about Brexit. This marks a new phase of campaigning by young people that calls for a final say on the Brexit deal.

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Second Brexit Secretary to resign

The second Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigns from his post in disagreement with the Cabinet owned Brexit deal.

Cabinet sign-up to May’s Brexit deal

UK Cabinet ministers approve the draft deal on Brexit followed by a series of registrations including the foreign secretary Brexit minister and a few junior ministers.

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Brexit submit

May headed to Brussel for a special Brexit submit to seal the deal with her EU counterparts.

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