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

Please note the timings for this event are to be confirmed but we anticipate it will be approximately 11am - 4pm, with the VONNE AGM being held at 10am

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.

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 at NCVO on the likely impact of Brexit on VCSE organisations 
  • Lord Callanan: Minister of State at the Dept. for Exiting the European Union (tbc)

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.

Panel speakers

Topic

Speaker

Update from Dept. for Exiting the EU

James Roscoe, Director for Communications and Stakeholders, Department for Exiting the European Union (tbc)

Role for community organisations to drive post-Brexit renewal

Tony Armstrong, Chief Executive, Locality 

Development of UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Gabrielle Melvin, Senior Policy Officer, Office for Civil Society 

The impact on the region of the Brexit Bills: Withdrawal and Implementation; Trade; Customs and the Brexit Dividend, what of it and will the region see its fair share of it?

Jane Thomas, Repeal Bill Alliance 

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 

Brexit and The Northern Powerhouse

Henri Murison, Director, The Northern Powerhouse

 

As a result of VONNE’s work in this area the Conference 2018 will also feed into a North East VCSE Brexit reference group comprising VCSE leaders, a regional group who will ensure the concerns and priorities of the North East VCSE are heard.

Don’t miss the chance to shape these changes, REGISTER NOW.

VONNE Conference tickets:

  • £20 for VONNE Membership+ 
  • Free tickets for Membership+ Silver and Gold 
  • £40 for non-Membership+ 

For more information about VONNE Membership+ and how to join please visit our membership page.

VONNE AGM 

The VONNE AGM 2018 will also be held on Thursday 18 October. 

If you wish to attend the VONNE AGM only please register using this form.

About the venue

Bede Tower is set in its own grounds in the heart of Sunderland.  It is approx. 40 minutes car journey from Durham, Teesside and Middlesbrough and approx. 30 minutes from Newcastle via car or metro.

The nearest metro station is Park Lane and there are around 50 free car parking spaces on site.  For more details please download the Bede Tower location map.

October 18th, 2018 12:00 AM   to   12:00 AM
Bede Tower
Burdon Road
Sunderland, SR2 7EA
United Kingdom
Ticket Price
Membership+ £ 20.00
Non-Membership+ £ 40.00

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