UK Special

The UK Special presents the results of a supplemental survey of British policy professionals and expert observers of European affairs on the United Kingdom’s relationships with the European Union and its member states. The survey ran from 27 March to 11 May 2020.

The UK Special provides a glimpse into the future of UK-EU relations. The European Council on Foreign Relations asked policy experts about their personal vision for the UK’s future role in global politics, as well as their assessment of the UK government’s cooperation preferences, policy priorities for cooperation with the EU27, and favoured partners in various policy areas.

As a study of opportunities for UK-EU cooperation after Brexit, the UK Special complements the EU Coalition Explorer.

Seventy-three respondents answered at least the first substantive survey question. Of those, 48 participants completed the questionnaire. Their professional backgrounds can be viewed in the tool under “Survey Info”. All results displayed in the UK Special are based on the total number of responses to each question.

The UK Special was published on 17 December 2020.

The European Council on Foreign Relations does not take collective positions. ECFR publications only represent the views of their individual authors.