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Will Britain end up like Norway?

What are the British alternatives to full EU membership? What can Britain learn from current non-members? Welcome to a panel discussion on Britain's future in Europe.

Illustration: Marit Eldholm (photo ©

Britain is often identified as an 'awkward' and 'reluctant' EU member state. Now, the relationship is at a crossroads: Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate the terms for Britain's EU membership, and hold a national referendum.

What are the British alternatives to full membership? What are the reactions from Brussels and from key member states such as Germany? What can Britain learn from current non-members? And what are the implications of a Brexit - for the European integration project and for other outsiders such as Norway?

The discussion will revolve around analyses from the recent book The EU's non-members: independence under hegemony? as well as the August issue of British Politics Review Still with Europe, but not of it? Taking stock of Britain's European debate.

The panel

  • Isabelle Hertner, lecturer, University of Birmingham
  • Chris Lord, professor, ARENA
  • Kristin M. Haugevik, senior research fellow, NUPI

Chair: John Erik Fossum, professor, ARENA


Kindly note that the seminar will be held in English.

Free entrance.

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Published Sep. 23, 2015 12:23 PM - Last modified Feb. 4, 2022 2:44 PM