Is Norway a ‘model’ for Brexit?

ARENA, together with CICERO, will host a joint EU3D and BENCHMARK conference on Brexit and the 'Norway model' on 19 and 20 September 2019. 

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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'.

Published May 15, 2019 9:23 AM - Last modified May 15, 2019 9:37 AM