Category Archives: Background research

BiE Publications

The February 2018 BiE Newsletter is here
BiE on Facebook and Twitter.

Over the last year, British in Europe has produced a number of papers and publications that have been widely circulated to members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, as well as to the European Commission and members of the European Parliament.

Here are a few latest examples:

Where does the December agreement leave me?

Review of Brexit Negotiations to date

Brexit Negotiations Review. Nov 2017 view the pdf here which has been sent to both sides of the negotiations.

Response of British in Europe to the 5th Round of Negotiations Released 12.10.17

Response of British in Europe to Theresa May’s Florence speech of 22nd September 2017.   Released 22.09.17

Response of British in Europe and the3million to the third round of negotiations. Published on 6 September 2017.

Annex to Addendum on free movement and cross border working: case studies. While the Addendum represents our legal arguments, the Annex presents the human aspect of free movement and cross-border working, and examines how the EU proposals could impact real lives. The Annex comprises a series of case studies, which illustrate the rich and varied cross-border working lives of British citizens in the EU.

Addendum to our response to the second round of negotiations. On 22 August 2017 we published an Addendum to our main response to round to, focusing particularly in our serious concerns on the EU position on freedom of movement for UK citizens in the EU, including the potential impact of this on cross-border working.

Response of British in Europe and the3million to the second round of negotiations. Published on 2 August 2017.

Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens Living in the UK and UK Nationals Living in the EU: a Joint Response to the UK’s Proposal. On 1 July 2017 we published our response to the UK proposals on citizens’ rights.

Comments by BiE and the3million on EU Negotiating Guidelines plus Commission Recommendation and directives. On 8 May 2017, British in Europe and the3million published our comments on the Negotiating Guidelines plus the Commission Recommendation and directives that were adopted by the European Council on 29th April. It is worth noting that our most serious reservation was the lack of any proposal to ring-fence the agreement on citizens’ rights – an omission which still has not been addressed.

‘UK Citizens in Europe – Towards an Alternative White Paper’.  Published on 1 February 2017 to coincide with the government’s White Paper on Brexit, our first publication set out clear concerns about being able to live, work, run a business or study in the European countries where many have made lives for themselves and their families.


Case Studies

(Aug 29, 2017) ***Note recently added case studies on Freedom of Movement and Cross Border Working relating to our Addendum to Round 2 of the Brexit Negotiations.

Here you can read detailed case studies of everyday British citizens living and working across Europe, who have agreed to kindly share their concerns about Brexit.

We have split them up into groups of different rights to show the complexity and the number of issues that need to be dealt with in  the forthcoming negotiations.  The rights are listed as follows:

Right to Remain, Mutual Recognition of Qualifications, Right to Work,  Rights of Economically Inactive People, Rights of Establishment and Right to Work, Mutual Recognition of Qualifications, Right to Work,  Right to Study, Work and Move Freely,  Access to Cross Border Working and Living, Family Reunification and Healthcare, Higher Education.

Open the case studies file here: BiE Case Studies June 2017

***In light of Round 2 of the Brexit negotiations British in Europe and the3million have added case studies relating to freedom of movement and cross border working, due to their concern that these issues are not been given the attention they need.   Read these added case studies here

If you want to get hold of any of the people on the case studies, please write to us here and we can ask the people concerned if they would like to be in touch

*Those marked with an asterisk are not using their real names.