Fossum on Brexit and the Norway model

John Erik Fossum held a lecture about Brexit and the 'Norway model' at the European University Institute in Florence on 24 February 2020. 

Photo: Andrey Armyagov/ Colourbox

About the event

Norway’s EU affiliation is generally discussed under the heading of ‘external differentiation’ because Norway enjoys full access to the EU’s internal market and is affiliated with Schengen with responsibility for EU border controls. This very close affiliation is interesting given that the EU membership issue has been one of, if not the, most politically divisive issue in the postwar period. What are the factors and forces sustaining this arrangement? In this presentation, John Erik Fossum (ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo) will discuss this question with explicit reference to Brexit as well as with regard to the broader question of how the EU handles external forms of differentiation.

Dr Luigi Pedreschi (EUI - RSCAS) will be discussant.

Organizer: Prof. Brigid Laffan (EUI – Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies)

The event took place at the kick of meeting of the project DiCE - Differentiation: Clustering Excellence.

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Published Feb. 13, 2020 1:36 PM - Last modified June 30, 2020 6:29 PM