Organised by International Forum Gastein
The British referendum on 23 June 2016 created waves that reverberated far beyond UK borders. All across the EU and beyond, Brexit is being discussed and its implications for different areas of policy – and life – explored. Scenarios for a post Brexit UK range from the bleak (an imploding political system and declining economy) to the optimistic (a more independent, globally engaged economy). We invite you to discuss what the referendum result tells us about societal challenges in Europe, what an exit from the EU means for Britain and the NHS specifically, and the broader implications of the Leave vote for the future of the EU in general.
What does Brexit reveal about the inter-generational, geographical and socioeconomic gaps in UK society? Are these echoed more widely across Europe?
STEPHEN CLARKE, Research and Policy Analyst, Resolution Foundation, UK
MARIANNE DONKER, Deputy Director General Health and Director Public Health, Ministry of Health, the Netherlands
LAUREN ELLIS, Public Health Practitioner, Public Health Wales and Member of the Young Forum Gastein Network
In light of the recent referendum result, what are the main issues needing consideration in the UK´s health and social care sector?
MARTIN MCKEE, Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
JOHN MIDDLETON, President, UK Faculty Public Health
VLADIMIR GORDEEV, Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Member of the Young Forum Gastein Network
A continent currently compounded by numerous other challenges, what are the implications of the Brexit for the future of Europe?
SHADA ISLAM, Director of Europe and Geopolitics, Friends of Europe
HELMUT BRAND, President, International Forum Gastein
PHILIP HINES, Programme Assistant, European Policy Centre and Member of the Young Forum Gastein Network
TAMSIN ROSE, Non-resident Fellow, Friends of Europe
Wrap-up and closing remarks
JOHN BOWIS, Honorary President, Health First Europe