From mobile citizens to migrants: event at the British Library

In the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s referendum on their continued membership of the European Union and the ongoing negotiations into the issue of citizens’ rights, EU27 nationals living in the UK and UK citizens living in the EU27, stand to see their legal status shift from that of mobile citizens to migrants. This has consequences in respect to the structures that support their continued residence and rights in the places that they have made their homes. It is becoming apparent that there are outstanding questions about who will be able to stay put and on what terms.

This roundtable to be held on 21 May, 2-5pm at the British Library (Eliot Room) is organised in collaboration by Eurochildren and BrExpats and sponsored by The UK in a Changing Europe initiative. It brings together an expert panel to seek to reposition this discussion within the broader context of conversations about migration and citizenship, from who is a migrant to the lived experience of becoming citizens. It explores the processes and practices of making migrants and citizens in the present-day and remembers the transformation of Commonwealth citizens’ rights.

Confirmed speaker:

  • Professor Bridget Anderson (University of Bristol)
  • Dr Leah Bassel (University of Leicester)
  • Dr Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths)
  • Omar Khan (Runnymede)
  • Dr Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham)
  • Colin Yeo (Garden Court Chambers

The event is free and open to the public, please register via Eventbrite

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