#the3million was created in July 2016 in Bristol. It is a new organisation empowering non-British EU citizens living in the UK.
The3million is both a support and a pressure group. It is run by EU citizens resident in the UK and works closely with New Europeans.
The campaign takes its name from the estimated number of EU citizens who live and work, and have generally established their life in the UK, many for a very long time. The aim of the campaign is to secure the unconditional preservation of EU citizens' rights post Brexit.
Following the referendum on 23 June 2016 a shockwave has been going through the communities of non-British EU citizens who have built their lives in this country without thinking that one day, their rights to live, to work, to study, to raise a family, to run a business or to retire would be questionned.
The founder and leader of this campaign is Nicolas Hatton.