Eurochildren goes to the Continent

We are delighted to announce that the Eurochildren team has been awarded additional funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to carry out additional data collection and analysis in the coming months. The extension was granted to complete two main tasks: interviews with EU citizens formerly resident in the UK who left because…

Mapping EU citizens in the UK: A changing profile? From 1980s to the EU referendum

New Eurochildren report finds large variation in geographical distribution of EU-born UK residents at time of Brexit referendum. Download Eurochildren Research Brief No. 3 The Research Brief, ‘Mapping EU citizens in the UK: A changing profile?’, published today by the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), finds that at the time of…

Amber Rudd, the Windrush scandal and the reluctant Remainer

The Windrush scandal is undoubtedly the scene of a crime, multiple crimes. But which scene and what crime now needs maximum public exposure? Source: Amber Rudd, the Windrush scandal and the reluctant Remainer | openDemocracy There is something bittersweet and something definitely fishy in Amber Rudd’s resignation. Many have celebrated it as a victory against Theresa May’s ‘hostile…

Windrush generation is not alone – children of EU citizens could be next

by Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham Theresa May, the UK prime minister, and Amber Rudd, home secretary, have both apologised for the distress caused by the treatment of the so-called “Windrush generation”, in the face of mounting pressure from MPsand the wider public. Having been accused by the Home Office of residing in the UK without authorisation, these Commonwealth-born,…

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…

Being patriotic, European and cosmopolitan

by Michal Siewniak* This week my eldest daughter, Maria, had a non – uniform day. All children had an opportunity to express themselves. They all did that in many different ways. Our Maria decided to wear Polish top and Croatian scarf. Her mum comes from the Croatia whereas her dad is Polish. She was really…

Poem on belonging: A Traveller’s Lodge

A Traveller’s Lodge By Natalie Dunn   Seized by twofold darkness: Two stools, one fallen, an empty room. The place I live in with a lost girl from Christchurch and a bewildered beauty from Boston who is making some Chinese tea. The French lady forfeited her accent somewhere, she is not looking. The farmer from…