One of the key sources of information for the Brexit Brits Abroad Project is our Citizens Panel. This includes a diverse range of people who live in the EU27 who we contact from time to time about how/if Brexit is affecting them as the negotiations unfold. Nearly 90 people have already volunteered to take part, and you can read about them, their feelings about Brexit and the places they live in our conversations with the #britsinEurope.
The project will continue for a period of 18 months from 1 June 2017. During that time, we will be contacting our panels to ask for their thoughts on specific topics as they arise in relation to political debates and the ongoing negotiations. We will use a mixture of ways of approaching and communicating and will work with panel members in ways that suit them.
In other words you can email us, talk on the phone, send in unsolicited stories about yourself, send photos or videos, talk to us by skype, and so on. We hope panel members will stay in touch with us for the duration of the project, but we will try not to be too demanding and will accept whatever they feel like contributing.
Who are we looking for to take part?
We aim for a mix of demographics and experiences in our panels. In terms of anonymity, we will not publish anything about you on our web page, or blog, or in our work without checking with you first. Some people will want to be anonymous. Others won’t.
We are still looking for volunteers to join our Panel: at the moment we are particularly keen to find new members in Ireland, Spain, and Italy; and members who supported the Leave campaign.
If you are a British person living and/or working in the EU27 and would like to share your stories, experiences, feelings, hope, doubts, insecurities, and insights, please get in contact using the form below and we will email you with more details.