Workshop: Is Norway a 'model' for Brexit?

ARENA hosted a workshop on Brexit and the 'Norway model' on 19 September 2019. 

Norway and the EU

Photo: Statsministerens kontor (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Norway is often seen as a model for how the UK might structure its relations with the European Union after Brexit. But can the Norway model be replicated?

Further, what does the debate about the application of the Norwegian model to the UK tell us about the normative principles, institutional design and policy practices of external differentiated integration; or, in other words, different ways of structuring some participation of non-member states in the affairs of the Union? Is Norway a rule-taker right now? Or do its many agreements and relationships with the EU produce both satisfactory rules and sufficient influence over the making of rules? How might all of that change if the UK were to be included in various of those relationships? 

These are some of the questions that will be discussed during the workshop on Brexit and the 'Norway model'.

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Event summary: Brexit is a question of further differentiation


The workshop is organized in cooperation with Benchmarking Brexit: Norway and the Legitimacy of UK-EU relations after Brexit - BENCHMARKa research project funded by the Norwegian Research Council and coordinated by ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo. The workshop is a part of a two-day conference (19-20 September 2019). 

More information about the workshop will be posted here in due time. For questions, contact

Published Apr. 30, 2019 9:41 AM - Last modified Feb. 14, 2020 9:15 AM