The 2017 IACES Biennial Conference takes place on Friday 24 November in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. Leading academics and senior politicians will consider current and future issues for Ireland as a member state of the European Union. Brexit continues to pose challenges for Ireland, for the devolved regions of the UK, and for the future British-Irish relationship. Ireland’s relationship with the EU and with the UK will shift and evolve following Britain’s exit.

With the election of President Macron in France and re-election of Chancellor Merkel in Germany, there is renewed confidence across the EU that the significant policy challenges on the Union’s agenda can be met more successfully than over the past decade. And although Brexit continues to attract disproportionate attentioIreland EU flagsn in our part of the Union, it is clear that the European Union is determined to press ahead with initiatives within the Eurozone, on defense and security, and competition and tax. For Ireland, this multitude of current and future developments presents both challenges and opportunities. The 2017 IACES Biennial Conference will offer insights and perspectives from a panel of expert contributors. This event is free to attend and all are welcome. The programme is available HERE. Attendees can register HERE.