Freedom of Movement is one of the four fundamental freedoms at the heart of the European project, permitting citizens of European Union member states the freedom to live and work on other European Union countries. It is the legal mechanism that facilitated the migration and settlement of many British citizens currently living in the EU-27, a right that British citizens will no longer enjoy following Brexit. In this episode, Michaela is joined by the rest of the project team to talk about loss of freedom of movement and what it means to those taking part in the research. As they discuss, freedom of movement has significance to people beyond the ability to move freely; reflecting on responses from those taking part in the research, the team discuss its meaning as an individual and social good the loss of which is signifies much more than a lost.
Our new report What Does Freedom of Movement Mean to British Citizens Living in the EU27; Freedom, Mobility and the Experience of loss is available to download.