Nicole is originally from Germany. Hemmo is Dutch. We visited Nicole, Hemmo and their children at their home in London just a few days before they moved to the Netherlands. Everything is already packed and ready to ship. ‘Leaving feels like a funeral’, says Nicole. This portrait is part of In the Shadow of Brexit,…
Category: Portraits of EU families in London
London is the capital of a more cosmopolitan and yet fragile idea of Europe
Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham London is one of the capitals of the EU, home to over 1.1m non-British EU citizens, including a large number of families and children. This, according to my team’s ongoing analysis of data from across the EU, is by far the largest conglomerate of non-native EU citizens in the EU….
Portraits of EU families in London: the book
In the Shadow of Brexit is now available on line and in print. It can be downloaded for free on our website. Hard copies are available print-on-demand from Blurb shop. You can hear the voices and views of the families in the book using the QR codes in the book, or this website or browsing…
In the shadow of Brexit: launch and debate
Launch event for “In the shadow of Brexit: Portraits of EU families in London”, photo and video series produced by Eurochildren to capture the diversity of EU families in London through the stories of fifteen families. The launch will be followed by a panel discussion on the representation of EU citizens and Brits abroad in…
“My mum is here, my sister is here, my nan is here. This is what home is”: Portraits of EU families in London
Edyta is an advice worker and casework supervisor for a local support organisation. She came to the UK in 2006 from Poland with son Artur and daughter Zofia. Her mother Antuanetta joined them in 2011 when her dad passed away. To catch up with previous episodes of Portraits of EU families in London: https://eurochildren.info/category/portraits-of-eu-families-in-london/
“Despite Brexit, London is still one of the best places for a Roma to be”: Portraits of EU families in London
Mihai and Malvina are both from the same town in Northern Romania but they met in London. He is Romani, she is of Hungarian descent. Mihai is a campaigning and advocacy worker and Malvina is now looking after baby David who was born in London four days after we met them.
“We are prepared for any eventuality”: Portrait of EU families in London
Piotr is a claims adjuster, Ewelina an economist. Both are originally from Poland but met in France. They moved to London in 2005. Patrick (8) and Isabella (5)are born in the UK. They all have British passports.
“There is too much talk about belonging”: Portraits of EU families in London
After two decades in Britain, Marta is contemplating going back to Italy for her children. It is an ongoing conversation with UK-born Bianca (11) and Luca (8) who love Italy but they know that moving there won’t be easy. Portraits of EU families in London is a participatory photo project linked to the ESRC-funded EU families…
“Will they take away a star from the EU flag?”: Portraits of EU families in London
Andrea is originally from Croatia. She moved to Britain when Croatia was outside the EU and the UK was still fully in. Simon is British. Seth and Emil are born in the UK and have a lot of ideas and questions on what may happen after Brexit. Portraits of EU families in London is a…