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VONNE Conference 2018 Brexit: Implications for VCSE organisations and their beneficiaries in the North East

The most significant event in a generation is happening: the UK is leaving the European Union in March 2019, with a transition period following until December 2020. This will have significant political, economic, legislative and social implications for UK citizens, businesses and VCSE organisations and their beneficiaries.
When Oct 18, 2018
from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Bede Tower, Sunderland
Contact Name
Contact Phone 0191 233 2000
Attendees VCSE leaders and stakeholders, policy makers
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VONNE 2018 will give you the opportunity to engage with policy makers and plan and prepare for Brexit, and specifically to:

  • Hear the latest updates on the EU Withdrawal Bills and what they mean for the North East
  • Discuss and respond to the consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (the domestic replacement for ESIF)
  • Understand how VCSEs can support communities through the likely changes and what role devolution could play 

Keynote speakers

  • Karl Wilding: Head of Policy, NCVO

Brexit and the Voluntary Sector: Preparing for change

The conference will include a panel session on various elements of Brexit and its impact on the North East VCSE sector, followed by breakout discussions on each topic / area of interest with panel members leading discussions.

Role for community organisations to drive post-Brexit renewal

Tony Armstrong, Chief Executive, Locality 

Economic and social impacts of Brexit for the North East region 

Richard Baker, Head of Strategy and Policy, North East LEP

The political landscape and likely impacts on the North East of withdrawal

Jude Kirton-Darling, Labour MEP for the North East 

The role of devolution in Brexit: opportunities for the North East

Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR North 
Development of UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Gabrielle Melvin, Senior Policy Officer, Office for Civil Society

Brexit and The Northern Powerhouse

Henri Murison, Director, The Northern Powerhouse

Update from Cities and Local Growth Unit on UK Shared Prosperity Fund

James Scott, Team Leader, UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Cities and Local Growth Unit

The impact on the region of the Brexit Bills and the Brexit Dividend, what of it and will the region see its fair share of it?

Jane Thomas, Repeal Bill Alliance

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