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Civic engagement in the Windsor Framework

Posted On: 16 Jun 2023

East-West North-South Northern Ireland

This Briefing Paper has been authored by Amandine Blancquaert, intern at the Centre for Cross Border Studies and postgraduate Masters student at Sciences Po Strasbourg. It explores the the provisions for civic engagement that are included in the Windsor Framework.

Both the United Kingdom and the European Union have recognised that civic society was not sufficiently consulted on the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. By building on initial proposals made in this regard in 2021, the Windsor Framework appears to respond to criticisms of a ‘democratic deficit’ in decisions made on the operation of the Protocol. This Briefing Paper assesses this response.

You can explore our other Briefing Papers relating to the Windsor Framework here.

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