29th June 2020 18.00 Online
The Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft was founded in 1949 to foster friendship between Germany and the UK. The usual physical meetings are not possible at the moment, so the organisation is testing the online waters with an event on 29th June at 18:00 on ‘The Future of the Island of Ireland’.
“The “backstop”, probably the most contested issue in the first chapter of the Brexit negotiations between the UK government and the European Union, has been replaced with an alternative trading scheme, allowing the Irish Border to be kept open.”
Lisa Claire Whitten, Queen’s University Belfast and Mary C. Murphy, University of Cork will talk about what’s next for Northern Ireland, how the outcome of Ireland’s General Election can be explained and what this means for the UK and the EU.
Sign up here for the Uk citizens’ Infoabend to be held at the Plenarsaal of the new Rathaus hosted by the British Embassy and the City of Dresden. 1800 – 2030. A speaker from British in Germany is expected to be present.
The British Embassy will be holding an information event for UK citizens in Paderborn on December 2nd. This will involve updates from the British Consul General and from the Paderborn Ausländerbehörde, followed by a Q&A session. Members from BiG will also be present.
The event is free but registration beforehand is required. See this site for more information and to register now.
Come along to our next Stammtisch event in Berlin!
It is expected to be held on Saturday 11th January 2020 from 13:00-17:00 at Brewdog in Berlin-Mitte (Ackerstraße 29, 10115 Berlin). Watch this space.
The British Embassy will be holding another Facebook Live event, giving you a chance to get a direct answer to any Brexit-related questions you might have. The event will take place on the British Embassy Facebook page next Monday (21st of October) at 18:00-19:30. Any questions submitted during this time will receive an answer by Friday 25th at the latest.
BiG will also be monitoring the event. If you are unable to join at that time or would like to ask a question anonymously, you can submit it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will post it for you.
British in Europe will be marching in London this Saturday alongside the3million at the People’s Vote March. If you’re going to be in London this weekend, please come along to the march and support us! Feel free to join our WhatsApp group created for the event to stay updated.
We will be meeting by the M&S outside of Green Park Tube Station at 12 noon (take the Piccadilly exit– the M&S is located on the corner of Stratton Street and Piccadilly).
BiG will also be taking part in solidarity events in Berlin and Hannover on Saturday. Have a look here to learn more about the march happening in Berlin, and here for the rally in Hannover, which is in partnership with Volt Germany.
Wherever you are, if you want to support us on Saturday via social media, remember to use the hashtags #CitizensRights and #the5Million alongside #LetUsBeHeard.
The British Embassy is organising information events in order to ensure that Brits living in Germany are kept in the loop with information regarding the UK’s preparations to leave the EU. These events will be an opportunity for UK nationals to pose questions regarding individual situations and a British in Germany e.V. representative has also been invited to speak at each event.
DATES AND LOCATIONS
Berlin, 30 September – register here
Düsseldorf, 1 October – register here
Frankfurt, 10 October – register here
Hamburg, 15 October – register here
- Munich, 24 October – register here
Please bear in mind that interested participants will have to register in advance. Details to follow.
Also see the Embassy’s webpage.
The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Centre for Political Education is holding a presentation and discussion on the effects of Brexit in MV this Thursday evening (26th) in Schwerin. The event will be led by Prof. Jakob Rösel, an expert in the field of the history and politics of the EU.
Entry is free but online registration is required.
Learn more about the event here.
N.B. British in Germany is not affiliated with this event.