Free movement is seen by most Europeans as a benefit.
Yet on 31 December free movement between the EU and the UK will end.
To mark the occasion, New Europeans together with Europe Future Fringe are organising a 12 hour tribute to free movement.
For those taking part as speakers:
The event will take place on Zoom and you will be the sent the link on the morning of 31 December.
The provisional running order is available on this link.
For those watching:
The event will be live-streamed from the NewEuropeansNews FB page.
Highlights will be used to make a three hour video as a lasting record of the event.
At the end of the vigil there will be one minute's silence.
We will ask participants to light a candle and if you are watching at home you are invited to do the same.
This will be followed by a reading of a Declaration of Solidarity.
Viewers and participants will also be invited to sign The Rejoin Register:
More about Connection Lost
Who can take part?
Anyone who knows the value of free movement between the EU and the UK can take part in this event. including:
EU citizens in the UK and Britons in the EU (#the5million)
British people concerned about their loss of free movement rights
EU and British citizens from around Europe and internationally
What kind of content is needed?
We believe the event will work best if there is a mixture of pre-recorded and live content:
Individual testimonies - Story-telling - Conversations - Songs
New Europeans will also provide some facts and figures about free movement and a note about the historical context at the start of the event and organise a countdown at the end.
How can I take part?
We are looking for individual testimonies about what freedom has meant for you, your family, friends and work colleagues.
We are also keen to encourage campaign groups to take on a half hour section of the marathon zoom call to present their own tribute to free movement.
If you or your organisation would like to take part in this event, please contact us at: email@example.com
This event is taking part as part of Europe Future Fringe