Who we are

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.

After the social drought of the Covid 19 period, British in Germany members finally met face to face on 19th November 2022 to discuss the future direction of the organisation post-Brexit.   Members from Munich, Leipzig, Braunschweig, Berlin, Hamburg and the UK came together for the day and the consensus was we should continue as an organisation.

Members noted that in the 5 years of the organisation’s existence, BiG has shaped and influenced the history of British lives in Germany and that that was something we should be proud of and publicly acknowledge.   Going forward, key issues such as Dual Citizenship, Life Long UK Voting Rights and Youth Exchange were discussed and proposals made for working groups to be created on particular three issues.

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.

Please check the BiE website if you need to find another Coalition Member or National Group.