What does Brexit mean for the 1.2 million British citizens living in the EU27?
Welcome to the official website for the research project BrExpats: freedom of movement, citizenship and Brexit in the Lives of Britons resident in the EU27. The project is led by Dr. Michaela Benson and funded by the UK in a changing Europe.
What is the research about?
BrExpats is an innovative sociological study that questions what Brexit means for Britons resident in other European Union member states. Through the research we aim to raise awareness of the diversity of British citizens living in the EU27 and their lived experiences of Brexit. Working closely with Britons living across the EU27, it keeps a finger on the pulse of how they experience Brexit and its impacts on their lives as it unfolds.
What is the research for?
The research is designed around a commitment to public engagement and communicating research outcomes to (a) practitioners and experts, (b) British migrant networks in Europe, (c) press and media, and (d) British citizens resident in the EU27. It creates evidence that can be used to inform policy among the practitioners, civil servants, experts and organisations responsible for supporting the rights and entitlements of these populations. But we are also keen to feed back the findings of our research to those taking part and to educate the general public about Britons who have made other parts of the European Union their homes.