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The European Commission has produced a short video which sets out its negotiating position and which is available here :

Th Commission has also produced a publication which sets out EU citizens’ rights in the UK during the Brexit process. This can be down loaded here


Win a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg



We have teamed up with the European Parliament Office in London to be able to offer Sixth Formers in our region the chance to win a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg and take part in a special Euroscola day.

Teams of young people from each of the member states will attend the day and take part in debate about issues of importance to the Union. We have a maximum of 24 places for pupils from the North East.

Schools can put forward multiple teams of up to six students. Each team must produce a news bulletin script which explores the views surrounding the freedom of movement in the EU. Full details are included in the attachment.

The authors of the winning scripts will be invited to film their bulletins at a special film making day at the Tyneside pop up film school in January 2018.

The visit to Strasbourg will take place from 21-23 March 2018 and will involve three days out of school.

Competition for Sixth formers in North East England 2

Guidance notes

My neighbour and me

170 pupils from 14 schools in Gateshead and County Durham came together to explore the cultural heritage of their neighbours in our region.

The children took part in workshops which introduced them to aspects of culture with Indian, Sri Lankan, French, Polish, Chinese and Japanese roots as well as traditions in North East England.

A short video of the day can be viewed here


Going for Growth

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Save the date !

Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham

Friday 6 October – 0930 – 1230

A half day event for local businesses and decision makers in North East England to reflect on EU support for jobs, investment and growth in our region.

The event will provide examples of how European funding has supported businesses in the region. Fund managers will be on hand to answer questions about the current ERDF programme which will continue to help SMEs access finance for start up and growth until 2020.

Delegates will shape a message to our elected representatives about the type of support we require to underpin our economy in a post Brexit Britain.

The event is free to attend and is organised by Europe Direct North East England with support from the European Commission.

To reserve a place contact Europe Direct North East England

Tel 03000 268503