“The rights of European citizens in face of Brexit”


(14.11.17)

How will Brexit affect the rights of European citizens?

The clock is ticking and only 499 days remain before Brexit. On Tuesday 14 November, we discussed about the impact of Brexit on the rights of European citizens during a conference debate organised in partnership with the School of Journalism of Strasbourg.

“The rights of European citizens in face of Brexit”, this was the title of our event, which saw the participation of four prestigious guest speakers, i.e. MEP Julie Ward (Labour Party), MEP Jean Lambert (Green Party), MEP Charles Tannock (Conservative Party) and Professor Reuven Ziegler, advisor of the NGO “New Europeans”.

The debate was attended by around 100 people, mostly students, and was excellently moderated by the students of the School of Journalism of Strasbourg.

One of the main conclusions was that EU citizens living in the UK and Britons living on the continent risk paying the highest price for the deadlock in negotiations and, what’s worse, those who are more at risk are exactly those who are mostly in need of help, like people with disabilities.