EU citizenship rights in the shadow of Brexit - London

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Monday, October 22, 2018 - 15:00 to 19:00


EU27 citizens in the UK still face an uncertain future if Britain leaves the EU and British citizens still face being stripped of their EU citizenship.

At this conference we will take stock of the situation facing millions of citizens whose lives, hopes and aspirations are caught up in Brexit.

We are delighted to working in partnership with The Federal Trust to co-host this conference which aims to take stock of the situation facing 5M EU27 citizens in the UK and Britons in Europe in the run up to the date when Britain is due to leave the EU.

Chairs and panellists will include

Brendan Donnelly, Director,  The Federal Trust

Jackie Minor, Former Head of the European Commission representation in the UK

Sue Ferns, Deputy Secretary General of Prospect

Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, British in Europe and Knowing Our Rights, Goldsmiths

Martha Spurrier, Director, Liberty (invited)

Oliver Garner, European University Institute

Prof. Theodora Kostakopoulou, University of Warwick

Tony Simpson, European citizenship ECI campaign

as well as New Europeans' experts, Dr Ruvi Ziegler, (University of Reading), Dr Roxana Barbulescu (University of Leeds) and Mark Lazarowicz (Citizens' Rights Project, Scotland).


New Europeans has played a leading role in the campaign for unilateral, comprehensive guarantees for EU27 citizens and to defend the EU citizenship rights of British citizens, especially those who have exercised their freedom of movement rights and reside in the EU. 

In July 2017, the New Europeans Citizenship Unit published a report on the proposals the British government were making to secure the status of EU27 citizens in the UK.

The rights of EU27 citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU: Our response to Theresa May's fair and serious offer 

The report was co-authored by Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos and Dr Ruvi Ziegler , both of whom are panelists at today's conference.

Two and a half years after the referendum, we want to take stock of what has been achieved, where we are now with the campaign, and what the key issues are for the immediate and longer term future.

In the second in our series of conferences on the human rights impact of Brexit, we bring together experts, practitioners, campaigners and concerned European citizens who are committed to securing the best possible outcomes for EU27 citizens in the UK, Britons in the EU and UK citizens who have not yet exercised their mobility rights but who wish to retain all or as many as possible if Britain leaves the EU.

Our first conference took place on 15 March 2018 at Europe House, entitled "Reframing Brexit as a Human Rights issue"

Read the conference report here

The conference is held in association with The Federal Trust, Britain in Europe, Knowing Our Rights and the Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Europe.

Places are limited and in high demand and early registration is to be recommended.


We are delighted to have the support of our partner organisations for this event.




Europe House
32 Smith Square
SW1A 3EU London
United Kingdom

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