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…
“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.
“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…
“In France we love England for this: when they are fed up, they say it”: French researcher Fabrice explains.
Fabrice from France says he understands why people voted for leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum. Ana from Portugal instead didn’t see it coming. Both agree it was the wrong question to ask.
“Nothing has changed apart from the fear of things changing”: Portraits of EU families in London”
“Nothing has changed apart from the fear of things changing”, British-French couple consider a move to France, but son Dylan is very hard to persuade. To find out more about the photo project: https://eurochildren.info/category/portraits-of-eu-families-in-london/
“If you are Black and immigrant, Brexit hasn’t changed how you feel in Britain. It was bad, it still is”, French Cameroonian Thomas explains.
“Because he’s black, and I’m white, Brexit doesn’t feel the same”, Thomas is French and Cameroonian and wants to become British, while Sonia who is French doesn’t see the point. Meanwhile their daughter Zoe is British and French, and son Leo is just French. Portraits of EU families in London is a participatory photo project…
“There is a lesson for us all to learn…”: Portraits of EU families in London
Diversity if a fact of life in London. But things can change and we shouldn’t be complacent.