British in Germany (BiG) actively campaigns for the rights of UK citizens in Germany in collaboration with the Europe wide citizens’ coalition ‘British in Europe’ and ‘The3million Coalition in the UK.
BiG campaigns in Germany from the federal to the local level to ensure that politicians that have an influence on the future of British/European lives in Germany and the EU will take our richly diverse life situations into account.
We travel to meet members of the German Parliament and government, as well as German MEPs. We also inform and organise locally so that Brits are kept up to speed on the negotiations, and can take action to ensure their rights. We are now registered in Germany as a voluntary association (eingetragener Verein, e.V. for short). Our e.V. registration number is VR36651 B.
We are always looking for more support and volunteers, and also welcome non-British members, as Brexit will regrettably affect all EU citizens. We are organised federally, and have local groups in many of 16 German federal states. To get in touch please see our contact details.
BiG is also a founding member of the Europe-wide coalition British in Europe (BiE), the largest coalition of grassroots UK citizens’ groups across the EU. Working together with the3million, BiE runs a high-level advocacy campaign at both UK and EU levels. On your behalf, the BiE advocacy team travel to Brussels to meet members of the European Parliament, EU Council and Commission to argue for the safeguarding of all our rights post-Brexit.
Since the original Alternative White Paper of February 2017, and their meeting with Michel Barnier in March 2017, BiE have prepared numerous legal and position papers and submissions. BiE have also met with officials at the highest levels in the UK government and Parliament, and have secured strong support from MEPs.
Please check the BiE website if you need to find another Coalition Member or National Group.