Wherever I end up, I will always hold on to a deep sense of European identity – Sophie in Brussels
Category: Meet the #BritsinEurope
Welcome to our Meet the #BritsinEurope feature. It includes testimonies from Britons living in EU27 about what Brexit means for their lives.
Disclaimer: As with all of the information supplied through the citizens’ panel and presented in our Conversations with the #britishinEurope feature, the views, information, or opinions of individual study participants presented above are solely those of the individual author. They do not necessarily represent those of the project team, Goldsmiths or our funders.
Paul writes about his concern for the future as a young, mobile Briton living and working in Europe.
Paul in Spain reflects on the importance of considering the facts about Brexit rather than the speculation about what it mean fro the lives of Britons living in the EU27.
David and his family are settled and happy in Brittany.
Lin writes about her struggles with ill-health, her wonderful, caring neighbours in France, and her resolve to fight Brexit.
Will writes about his long relationship with France, his application for citizenship, and his uncertainty about his parents’ future.
Jane married a Spanish naval officer. Now he’s retired, they live in rural Andalucía. She’d like to keep her British passport but with all the uncertainty she’s worried about her pension.
Marcus writes from France about how Brexit means people like him have to look after themselves. But as he sees it, Brits abroad are resourceful.
Jim works in the European Parliament. He writes about taking dual nationality to stave off the Brexit jitters, and allay his initial concerns about his career in light of Brexit.
Mark writes about taking up a postdoctoral opportunity in Germany and his worries about what Brexit will mean for international collaboration in academic research.