13 June 2023
The British-Irish Council (BIC) will hold its 39th summit in Jersey, on Friday 16th June 2023. It is the
fifth time a BIC summit has been held in Jersey.
The meeting will be attended by leaders and ministers from the eight BIC member administrations:
the UK and Irish Governments; the devolved administrations of the Scottish and Welsh
Governments and Northern Ireland Executive; the Governments of the Isle of Man, Guernsey and
the host, Jersey.
Chief Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore said: “We are delighted to be hosting the British Irish Council
Summit in Jersey this week. As Chief Minister, I am very much looking forward to welcoming
colleagues from across the BIC jurisdictions to the Island.
“We will be discussing a number of key policy areas which are relevant to us all, including the
affordability of housing, energy efficiency in buildings, green energy such as our mission to support
hydrogen power, and our future skills needs.
“The Summit also provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate all that is best in our beautiful
Island and provide the Council with an opportunity to experience Jersey’s culture, cuisine, and
hospitality. I am also especially pleased that members of the Jersey Youth Parliament will be
involved in the summit.
“BIC Summits have become increasingly important in recent years, and our continued engagement
and discussions will help to shape a sustainable future for all our jurisdictions.”
The theme for this year’s summit is: Building for the Future: Green and Affordable with a focus on
affordability of housing, energy efficiency in building, retrofitting, the skills that will be required in
the future, modern methods of construction and innovation.