Britain and Europe 2020

Event starts:

11 March 2015, 10am – 5pm | Edwardian I, St James’s Court Hotel, 54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF

We are delighted to announce that Peter Mandelson, Labour peer and former European commissioner, and Pat McFadden MP, shadow minister for Europe, will be joining us as keynote speakers for our forthcoming conference ‘Britain and Europe 2020′.

Alongside our keynotes, the day will also feature contributions from a range of politicians, commentators and experts in the field. They will explore how the EU – and Britain’s relationship with it – will develop by 2020, considering the possible policy agenda of the new European commission and parliament, political developments in the UK, and any constitutional changes affecting all member states.

Lunch will be provided.

This event is not open to the public, only to Fabian Society members and invited guests. If you are a member and would like to request a place, please email [email protected]. If you are not a member, join the Fabians today and reserve your place. 

Follow the discussion on Twitter, using #FabEU2020.

Agenda: Britain and Europe 2020

10.00 – Registration
10.30 – Keynote speech
Pat McFadden MP (shadow minister for Europe), chair: Andrew Harrop (general secretary, Fabian Society)
11.15 – Britain’s relationship with the EU: the next five years
Vicky Pryce (chief economic adviser, CEBR), Allie Renison (head of Europe and trade policy, Institute of Directors), Owen Tudor (head of European Union and international relations, TUC), Will Tanner (vice-chair, Business for New Europe), chair: Katrine Marçal (columnist, Aftonbladet)
12.30 – Lunch
13.30 – Peter Mandelson (Labour peer and former European commissioner) in conversation with Mary Riddell (columnist, Daily Telegraph)
14.30 – A Europe for the people? Selling the EU’s agenda in Britain
Eluned Morgan (Labour peer and shadow minister for foreign affairs), Mark Diffley (director, Ipsos MORI Scotland), Ingrid Holmes (associate director, E3G), Sunder Katwala (director, British Future), chair: Stephen Bush (editor, The Staggers)
15.30 – Break
15.45 – Question Time
Ivana Bartoletti (vice-chair, Fabian Society), Steven Altmann-Richer (project leader – Our Global Future, CBI), Roberta Guerrina (reader in politics, University of Surrey), Charles Grant (director, Centre for European Reform), chair: Andrew Harrop (general secretary, Fabian Society)
16.45 – Close

Kindly supported by:


In partnership with: