Free Movement of Persons and the New Legal Order: a Roundtable Discussion
15 September 2016, Trinity College, Cambridge
In the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, and the centrality of EU free movement, especially free movement of persons, to the vote to leave, this roundtable brought together experts to consider ‘what next?’ for free movement of persons between the UK and the EU.
A wide variety of different models of cooperation were explored, including the European Economic Area, EU association agreements, the World Trade Organisation, the ASEAN Free Trade Area, and the North American Free Trade Agreement. The position under the (now rejected) re-negotiation agreement between the EU and UK of earlier this year was also be considered, in light of the origins of free movement of persons within the UK, as they were envisaged in the Spaak Report of 1956.
Alongside an aim to exchange and increase knowledge between roundtable participants, this event led to the creation of a series of short videos and blog posts, which we hope will inform broader public debate about alternatives to EU free movement.
Read blogs and videos from the event here.