NIRWN host Brexit Information Event
On August 23rd NIRWN hosted A rural Brexit Information Event with Martina Anderson MEP. The aim of the event was to receive an update on negotiations to date and present the concerns and issues that Brexit presents for rural and rural women in particular.
We had a very well attended and productive event with issues raised and discussed including:
- Rural Development: What will be the impact on rural communities and their infrastructure without Pillar 2 of the Rural Development Programme?
- How will workers’ rights (including Maternity Rights) be protected post Brexit if we have no European Court of Justice?
- Impact of a physical border/customs on rural communities: travel/trade and Peace.
- Education-Research and development funding; university funding
- If we do not have access to the European Court of Human Rights how are our fundamental rights protected?
- Potential impact on farming: no Pillar 1 funding; cross border co-operation on EU food standards and safety, what happens post Brexit; Trade deals; prices for food; Point of European co-operation post war was to ensure food security?
There was a very clear consensus and message that as well as engaging with our politicians we need to let European politicians aware of our views and concerns.
If you would like a more in-depth overview of this event and/or the issues raised please email: firstname.lastname@example.org