Brexit & Beyond

Through this campaign, NICVA is representing the sector’s concerns about Brexit and helping the sector meet the challenges of changing international frameworks as well global trends in society.

In June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union. Following the commencement of the formal Brexit negotiations a year later, we are still learning what the impacts of this could be.

There are many unanswered questions and concerns around issues such as the impact of different Brexit scenarios on future social, economic and citizen's rights, environmental protection, employment law, all-island arrangements for health and energy, and VSCE funding, as well as the wider implications for peace, stability and social and economic well-being.

Whilst answers to these questions remain unclear at this stage, this hub will seek to provide information and updates as and when they are available. We will collate relevant articles, statements, and questions relating to the process of the UK leaving the European Union.

Updates

This is no time to suspend Parliament

NICVA Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey has reacted to the decision by the UK Government to suspend Parliament only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline.

Northern Ireland civic society calls for a no deal Brexit to be prevented

Northern Ireland’s leading civic society organisations have today issued a joint statement calling for the imminent potential disaster of a no deal Brexit to be prevented. 

Brexit Update: New Prime Minster, same old problems?

Mid-summer is usually a time when things begin to quieten down for the UK parliament as politicians go off on summer recess until September.

NICVA and NI Environment Link join forces to progress the Sustainable Development Goals

NICVA and NI Environment Link are establishing a working group to explore how the voluntary and community sector can help progress the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in NI.

Brexit, Boris and the Backstop: June Update

As the Tory leadership battle dominates the headlines, current front runner Boris Johnson continues to set out plans that head toward a No Deal Brexit

NIUSE Policy Group publishes paper on the future funding for disability employment services

The Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment recently published a briefing paper on future funding for disability employment services.

Northern Ireland on the brink of a 'No-Deal Brexit' emergency

NICVA has joined with our colleagues in the Brexit and Human Rights Working Group to warn that we are on the brink of a 'No Deal Brexit' emergency.

Failure to Brexit as we head towards European Elections

It has been a number of weeks now since Brexit has solely dominated the news headlines. It seems to have gone relatively quiet with other issues such as elections, legacy issues and the resumption of all-party talks taking centre stage.

What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for the voluntary and community sector?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is sweeping the world with rapid advances in technologies which will fundamentally alter the way we live, work and relate to one another.

Delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for the NI Voluntary and Community Sector?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted in September 2015 by 193 member states of the UN General Assembly as a ‘blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’.

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Geoff Nuttall

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