We’re committed to communicating the findings of the research to a variety of different audiences. Our reports, from our policy interventions to our series ‘What does Brexit mean for UK citizens living in the EU27?’ are one way that we seek to do this. All the reports are downloadable; clicking on the images below will take you through to further information about each of these as well as the download link.

Brexit Brits Abroad Research Briefings

**NEW** Our latest research briefing is now available in French and Spanish

Read our research briefings on key issues relating to what Brexit means for UK citizens who have made their homes and lives in the EU27. At just 3-4 pages long, these are designed to quickly communicate issues as they arise through our analysis.

Research Briefing Number 1 – March 2018

Talking Citizens’ Rights with UK citizens across the EU27

On 8 December 2017, the UK government and European Union negotiators announced that they had reached an agreement over citizens’ rights. This agreement contributed to the sense that sufficient progress on Phase 1 of the negotiations had been achieved, with the result that discussions have now moved towards trade. This has since been translated into the draft withdrawal agreement published 19 March 2018. In light of this agreement, we asked those participating in our research to register their thoughts on this progress through a short survey, asking them to rate the extent to which they felt that this agreement left them reassured.


Read and download the report in English

Read and download the report in Spanish

Read and download the report in French

Policy Interventions

One of the aims of the project is to inform policy makers, practitioners, and parliamentarians (in the UK and EU). The reports below have been written with this in mind, communicating key issues emerging through Brexit as they relate to UK citizens living in the EU27 to these intermediaries.


April 2018 – Next Steps: Implementing a Brexit Deal for UK citizens in the EU-27

What does Brexit mean for UK citizens living in the EU27?

Check out this series of reports drawn from our research with UK citizens who have made their homes and lives in the EU27.

October 2018 – What Does Freedom of Movement Mean to British Citizens Living in the EU27? Freedom, Mobility, and the Experience of Loss


August 2018 – Talking Brexit with 18-35 year old uk citizens in southern spain

September 2017 – Talking Brexit with the British in Rural France

May 2018 – Talking Brexit with the British in Spain II

October 2017 – Talking Brexit with the British in Spain

This website has been produced as part of the research project BrExpats: freedom of movement, citizenship and Brexit in the lives of British citizens resident in the EU27. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (Grant Number ES/R000875/1) through the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative.