On 27 February 2019, the Oxford European Association, held a reception at Oxford Town Hall hosted by the Lord Mayor, Cllr Colin Cook.
Well over 60 people representing most European Union countries were present.
The Oxford European Association helps non-British EEA nationals and theirfamilies, cope with the practicalities of living in Oxford in uncertain times.
It was set up following a cross-party council motion (25 July 2016) that said;
“Oxford City Council profoundly regrets the outcome of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, and the way in which the tenor of the Leave campaign has stimulated a wave of hostility towards migrants and ethnic minorities.”
Addressing the meeting, the Mayor Cllr Colin Cook said:
"I want to send a message to EU nationals that they are welcome and belong in Oxford, despite uncertainties caused by the ongoing Brexit process."
Dr Ruvi Ziegler (New Europeans) who chairs the Oxford Euroepan Association said:
"We were delighted that the Lord Mayor and the city of Oxford are able to give such a strong reminder tht Oxford is an open city and that EU citizens and indeed people from all over the world are and always will be welcome."
For more information about the Oxford European Association, click here.