On the 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Three years after the vote, Britain has still not left. The country has become mired in the Brexit debate, exacerbated by an ever-increasing atmosphere of political polarisation and fragmentation. The populist right aim to use Brexit to shape Britain along ideological anti-European lines. It is vital then for policymakers to encourage bilateral exchange to make sure Britain, Germany and the EU remain closely aligned after Brexit.  

The FES London and the FES in Germany have organised bilateral events and panel discussions to explore the implications of Brexit on British-German relations. As a social democratic think tank, the FES London is especially concerned about the potential consequences of Brexit for worker’s rights, environmental standards, gender and equality and has organised events and released publications on these issues.

Latest Events

Tuesday, 09.07.19 - London | Brexit | Event

Brexit and the UK’s environmental ambitions

In light of the current climate crisis, FES and IPPR jointly hosted a panel discussion on the consequences of Brexit on the UK’s environmental policy....


Thursday, 31.05.18 - London | Brexit | Event

vEUws on Brexit: the Franco-German agenda

In partnership with Policy Network and the Aston Centre for Europe, FES London hosted the panel discussion “vEUws on Brexit: the Franco-German...


Thursday, 01.12.16 | Brexit | Event

Consequences of Brexit for European Security and Defence

FES London in cooperation with RUSI hosted a workshop to discuss the consequences of Brexit for European security and defence.


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Related Publications

  • | Brexit | Publication

    Whither Social Rights in (post-) Brexit Europe?

    (Matthew Donoghue, Mikko Kuisma, eds.: December 2020) With the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, it is appropriate to reflect on the...


  • | Brexit | Publication

    The Causes and Cures of Brexit

    Neal Lawson (October 2018): The Brexit vote was the biggest single democratic revolution the UK has experienced in decades. In hindsight everyone saw...


  • | Brexit | Publication

    Brexit Generation Game: How Conflict Between Old and Young Masks Welfare Challenges

    Matthew Donoghue, Mikko Kuisma (July 2018): The second edition of our Brexit Paper Series with Social Europe sheds light on the intergenerational...


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