Call for Contributions

By Admin,

TREUP invites blog contributions to its web page by any interested party. We aim at short pieces (500 – 800 words) related to the themes of our action: We aim to generate knowledge and promote critical debate by observing tensions between EU law & policy on the one hand and social, ecological and economic justice on the other hand. We believe that observing from the fringes of the EU – Ireland (NI and RoI) – allows us to perceive tensions more accurately. Contact: or

Why the UK can’t just pick and choose from the EU menu after Brexit

By Admin,

One of the many as yet unanswered questions thrown up by the Brexit vote is what form the future relationship between the UK and the EU will take. Much attention up until this point has focused on existing models for relations. Will Brexit Britain seek to stay in the European Economic Area or attempt to replicate Switzerland’s set of bilateral agreements? … Continue reading

Northern Ireland at the Edge – what next after “BREXIT” (15 Sep, 13:50)

By Admin,

This half-day event focused on the consequences of the UK’s future relationship with Ireland, north and south, including the potential of the EU’s external border crossing the island of Ireland, options for maintaining EU membership and potential lessons from Liechtenstein, Greenland and Switzerland. A joint endeavour with the Royal Irish Academy and ”The UK in a Changing EU”.  Video podcasts of the main points, a report and a policy paper are now available.15 September conference final reportPolicy brief Northern Ireland at the Edge what next after BREXIT
… Continue reading