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Samia Badani

Samia Badani is an advisor to New Europeans.

Previously she worked at a London based Citizens Advice Bureau. She has extensive experience of community based work and advocacy. She has been working in the voluntary sector for 10 years with a particular interest in the equalities agenda.

She has been involved in both local and national campaigning to influence policy makers and is a firm believer in empowering communities. Her work with New Europeans involves social policy analysis and research in addition to campaigns.

‘It is very exciting to be a member of an organisation that aims to promote EU citizens’ rights. I think it is vital to provide a voice for EU citizens here’

Latest Articles

New Europeans leads campaign for EU citizens' rights post referendum

European citizens woke up on the morning of 24 June to a new an unexpected reality following the Brexit vote of the day before. It was not the result we had hoped for or expected. What would happen to our rights as EU citizens?

Dear Immigration Minister

The Home Affairs Select Committee is conducting an inquiry into the work of the Immigration Directorate. It has just taken evidence from the Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire, before he was appointed as Northern Ireland Secretary.

Lords debate on UK expat referendum vote gains traction

As reported on ITV News, the House of Lords has debated votes for UK expats in the EU referendum and our campaign is now offically on fire!

New Europeans sets the tone for the EU Referendum: it must be fair

Why the current referendum franchise is so unfair - the good news is that we are doing something about that and you can help too.

They heard us

Thank you to all our members and supporters who lobbied the House of Lords before today's debate on the EU Referendum Bill.

Referendum votes for EU citizens? There is a case to answer

The British Government's decision not to allow EU citizens the right to vote in the EU referendum has generated a host of reactions.

Last call to UK expats - register to vote by midnight 20 April (UK time)

Final Call for British Overseas voters Don’t miss  the boat!

Breakthrough for British expats in EU looking to access health treatment in UK

The values and principles that underlie the delivery of healthcare in Europe are solidarity, equity, access to good quality care and universality. 

Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule) Bill 2014-15 Private Members Bill On 6 March 2015

New Europeans welcomes the Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule) Bill. The Bill  seeks to end a rule which disenfranchises British overseas electors.

Why the 15 year rule must be scrapped immediately

The 15-year time limit on the eligibility of British citizens deemed to be “long-term overseas residents” merits a full debate in itself.  Noting that the UK

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