RIFT are a group of around 5000 UK citizens living in France, campaigning for the UK to remain in the EU and for the protection of the rights of UK citizens living in Europe after the referendum of June 2016. Equally, we support the rights of EU citizens living in the UK.
We connect with each other mainly through our Facebook group, which was set up on 24 June in response to the shockwave felt by thousands of us when we woke to the referendum result on that morning. We are a grassroots group run by the members for the members; we don't have leaders, but rather coordinators, administrators and volunteers who get involved in lobbying and other campaign work.
When you join RIFT you also become a part of a much larger 'family' of UK citizens living all over the EU; RIFT is a member of an EU-wide coalition of groups that meets regularly and is actively working to represent all our concerns and to campaign for the preservation of our current rights.