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A Magna Carta for the EU?

  • Sheffield Learning Centre Sheffield S9 3RH United Kingdom (map)

As Britain looks back 800 years to Magna Carta, we are also looking forward to raise big questions about our relationship with our European neighbours:

  • Who holds power in the European Union?
  • How democratic is decision-making in the EU?
  • What rights do we hold as EU citizens?

The EU referendum will trigger a national debate on these important questions - and the conversation starts now!

Do we want to remain members of the EU community? What is to be gained and lost from leaving the Union? Do the British consider themselves European?

As part of our Unlock Magna Carta series, Unlock Democracy is joining together with the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) to hold this free public workshop where we will be asking the major questions about the UK’s role in the EU.

The workshop will be focused on discussion and debate around key themes: political power, accountability, civil and political rights, active citizenship, transparency and European culture.

What role should the UK play in Europe in the future? We want to hear your views!

We will be joined by speakers, as well as forming our own opinions about the relationship between Britain and the rest of the European community.

You will also have the chance to submit your clauses to our People’s Charter 2015, created by participants from across the country as part of our Unlock Magna Carta project.

Come along and take part in the debate! The event is free to attend and open to all, and refreshments will be provided.

Register now to secure your place!


Earlier Event: June 11
A Magna Carta for the 21st Century?