From mobile citizens to migrants: joint event at the British Library

This event, organised by Eurochildren  and BrExpats and sponsored by The UK in a Changing Europe initiative, is free and open to the public but registration is required via Eventbrite

EU families & Eurochildren in Brexiting Britain

In the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s referendum on their continued membership of the European Union and the ongoing negotiations into the issue of citizens’ rights, EU27 nationals living in the UK and UK citizens living in the EU27, stand to see their legal status shift from that of mobile citizens to migrants. This has consequences in respect to the structures that support their continued residence and rights in the places that they have made their homes. It is becoming apparent that there are outstanding questions about who will be able to stay put and on what terms.

This roundtable to be held on 21 May, 2-5pm at the British Library (Eliot Room) is organised in collaboration by Eurochildren and BrExpats. It brings together an expert panel to seek to reposition this discussion within the broader context of conversations about migration and citizenship, from who is a migrant to…

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Thousands of children of EU parents at risk of falling through the cracks of Brexit, IRiS-led study reveals

Thousands EU citizens and their family members living in the UK under EU law are at risk of ‘falling through the cracks’, with their rights of future residence in question after Brexit, Eurochildren researchers say. In two Eurochildren Research Briefs published today on the impact of the UK-EU agreement on residence and citizenship rights for EU families,... Continue Reading →

Brexit Seminar Series 2018

Next year IRiS is showcasing its current work on Brexit, migration and citizenship in three public seminars: 10 January, 3-4pm, Muirhead Tower 714/5: What next? Where next? Post-Brexit fears among secondary migrant Somali Muslims in Birmingham by Dr Chris Allen 7 February, 3-4pm, Muirhead Tower 112: Beyond Brexit Britain: Older British migrants in Spain by Dr Kelly... Continue Reading →

Mapping the biopolitics of EU membership

IRiS team ( Nando Sigona, Laurence Lessard Phillips, and Rachel Humphris) to lead new research on the impact of Brexit on EU nationals and their families in the UK.

EU families & Eurochildren in Brexiting Britain

The UK has been a member of the European Union for 40 years. Throughout that time there has been intermingling of people and institutions which can be most clearly seen in the growing number of bi- and mixed-nationality EU families in the UK and their children,  many of whom born in the UK and holding a British passport. This is a growing, and yet understudied and underreported, segment of the British society. In a post-EU referendum context, where the rhetoric about curbing EU immigration has permeated political, media, and popular discourses, producing a stark ‘us and them’ narrative, the question left unasked and unanswered is what are the human and emotional costs of this abrupt geopolitical shift if ‘us and them’ are the same?

Through the study of Eurochildren and their families and their experience and responses to Brexit, this project  – funded by the Economic and Social Research Council…

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