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One year on: What next for the Northern Ireland Protocol? (Institute for Government)

28 February 2022, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Online panel discussion with the Institute for Government.

What lessons are there from the protocol’s first year? Why does the protocol continue to be a source of tension in the UK-EU relationship and such a divisive issue in Northern Ireland? Are attitudes changing? Where are the sticking points, and where is the protocol working well? What challenges are coming down the track and where can compromise be found?

Set against the results of new polling from Queen’s University Belfast, this event will explore what people in Northern Ireland think of the protocol, the challenges that the UK and the EU face in managing the protocol and its consequences in the long term, and how people from Northern Ireland can be involved in the effective governance of the protocol’s implementation.


  • Professor Katy Hayward, Professor of Political Sociology, Queen’s University Belfast and Senior Fellow at UK in a Changing Europe
  • Professor David Phinnemore, Professor of European Politics at Queen’s University Belfast
  • Raoul Ruparel, former Special Adviser to Theresa May on Europe
  • Jess Sargeant, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government

This event will be chaired by Jill Rutter, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government.

More details and registration here.


28 February 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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