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Connecting EU citizens' communities

Our vision for empowered EU communities.

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Stories for Change

"Stories for Change" is a photography exhibition on EU citizens' journeys, identity and belonging by Carolina Henriques and Linda Nagy.

The aim of their project is to better understand the lived experiences of EU citizens living in London and to represent them through objects, places and spaces.

This toolkit is intended to be a guide for organisations working with EU citizens and their family members with rights conferred by the Withdrawal Agreement who want to expand their campaigning for change.

 

It is intended to help organisations influence decision-makers, advocating for policy solutions informed and led by the lived experience of EU citizens in the UK who are facing issues with the EU Settlement Scheme. 

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Common Ground is a project funded by the EU Foreign Policy Instruments and delivered in partnership by Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, the3million and British Future. Our aim is to build a more positive relationship between the UK and the EU.
 
Our mission is to empower and support the EU diaspora in the UK to thrive. We aim to to inspire and equip communities to build connections, celebrate our European identity and values, share knowledge and identify opportunities for collaborations and collective actions.

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Upcoming Events

  • (Until May 2025) EU/UK Youth – Stronger Together programme
    (Until May 2025) EU/UK Youth – Stronger Together programme
    Wed, 17 May
    Europe
    17 May 2023, 19:00 – 09 May 2025, 19:00
    Europe
    17 May 2023, 19:00 – 09 May 2025, 19:00
    Europe
    EU/UK Youth Stronger Together is a two-year programme implemented by the British Council in co-operation with the European Movement International and co-funded by the European Union. It offers young people aged 15–30 from the EU and the UK opportunities to connect and co-operate.
  • Undocumented? : An exhibition about migration on the edges of Europe
    Undocumented? : An exhibition about migration on the edges of Europe
    Fri, 12 Jan
    London
    12 Jan 2024, 16:00 – 29 Feb 2024, 20:00
    London, 1 Pool St, London E20 2AF, UK
    12 Jan 2024, 16:00 – 29 Feb 2024, 20:00
    London, 1 Pool St, London E20 2AF, UK
    An immersive video installation by artist and academic Nishat Awan, tracing journeys of migration at the edges of Europe.
  • Attitudes to migration: is Scotland really different?
    Attitudes to migration: is Scotland really different?
    Thu, 29 Feb
    Edinburgh
    29 Feb 2024, 18:00 – 19:30
    Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ, UK
    29 Feb 2024, 18:00 – 19:30
    Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ, UK
    Scotland's unique migration stance explored: fresh insights from surveys, comparative studies, and post-Brexit analysis.
  • Send a letter to the editor - International Women’s Day & Mother’s Day 2024
    Send a letter to the editor - International Women’s Day & Mother’s Day 2024
    01 Mar 2024, 18:00 – 19:30
    Zoom
    This Mother’s Day, help us raise awareness of the contribution women in EU citizens’ communities bring to the UK, our shared struggles, or cultural identity.
  • International Women's Week: Finnish Contemporary Acapella Music Workshop
    International Women's Week: Finnish Contemporary Acapella Music Workshop
    Sat, 02 Mar
    York
    02 Mar 2024, 14:00 – 03 Mar 2024, 16:00
    York, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX, UK
    02 Mar 2024, 14:00 – 03 Mar 2024, 16:00
    York, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX, UK
    Songs by women, for women. This is a Centre for Language and Social Justice event as part of York International Women's Week.
  • Gathering for the Migrant Justice Movement
    Gathering for the Migrant Justice Movement
    Sun, 03 Mar
    Glasgow
    03 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 19:00
    Glasgow, Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall St, Glasgow G41 1BA, UK
    03 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 19:00
    Glasgow, Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall St, Glasgow G41 1BA, UK
    A whole day of sharing & social space for those active in Scotland’s migrant justice movement to reflect, build connections & look forward.
  • Book Launch: Parliament Buildings: The Architecture of Politics in Europe
    Book Launch: Parliament Buildings: The Architecture of Politics in Europe
    Tue, 05 Mar
    London
    05 Mar 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    London, 22 Gordon St, London WC1H 0QB, UK
    05 Mar 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    London, 22 Gordon St, London WC1H 0QB, UK
    Join for the launch of Parliament Buildings: The Architecture of Politics in Europe
  • Stories of Hope. Unlock your creativity workshop.
    Stories of Hope. Unlock your creativity workshop.
    Wed, 06 Mar
    Zoom
    06 Mar 2024, 18:30 – 20:00
    Zoom
    06 Mar 2024, 18:30 – 20:00
    Zoom
    A workshop explaining guidelines for entering Stories of Hope photography project and exploring the inspiration for this project by 'Stories for Change' authors.
  • Art Talk: Carl Larsson’s Swedish Idyll
    Art Talk: Carl Larsson’s Swedish Idyll
    Fri, 08 Mar
    Honiton
    08 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 12:00
    Honiton, Elmfield House, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX, UK
    08 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 12:00
    Honiton, Elmfield House, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX, UK
    Talk series with renowned art historian, John Francis to deepen your knowledge and help you enjoy a greater appreciation of art
  • Refugee Week 2024 Conference
    Refugee Week 2024 Conference
    Tue, 12 Mar
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugee-week
    12 Mar 2024, 00:30 – 5:00
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugee-week
    12 Mar 2024, 00:30 – 5:00
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugee-week
    Find out how to get involved in this year's Refugee Week celebrating "Our Home".
  • Shapeshifting by LEGALALIENS THEATRE
    Shapeshifting by LEGALALIENS THEATRE
    Tue, 19 Mar
    Clifton, Avon
    19 Mar 2024, 20:00 – 20 Mar 2024, 22:00
    Clifton, Avon, 18-20 Alma Vale Rd, Clifton, Clifton, Avon, Bristol BS8 2HY, UK
    19 Mar 2024, 20:00 – 20 Mar 2024, 22:00
    Clifton, Avon, 18-20 Alma Vale Rd, Clifton, Clifton, Avon, Bristol BS8 2HY, UK
    LegalAliens' founder Lara Parmiani presents a kaleidoscopic solo inspired by her journey from a grey, industrial, Italian suburb to 1997 London, taking audiences through time, language, gender cliches and anti-migrant narratives - from Cool to Cruel Britannia.
  • Post-Brexit Futures - Youthful Visions?
    Post-Brexit Futures - Youthful Visions?
    Wed, 20 Mar
    Belfast
    20 Mar 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Belfast, University Rd, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK
    20 Mar 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Belfast, University Rd, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK
    Brexit has happened. The UK has left the European Union. Yet, the UK is still in Europe.
  • Integrating immigrants: How can European countries do better?
    Integrating immigrants: How can European countries do better?
    Thu, 21 Mar
    London
    21 Mar 2024, 18:15 – 19:30
    London, Malet Pl, London WC1E, UK
    21 Mar 2024, 18:15 – 19:30
    London, Malet Pl, London WC1E, UK
  • Eastern European Photography Club: Newham Through Our Lens
    Eastern European Photography Club: Newham Through Our Lens
    Sat, 04 May
    London
    04 May 2024, 10:30 – 12:30
    London, 1 Kingsford Way, London E6 5JQ, UK
    04 May 2024, 10:30 – 12:30
    London, 1 Kingsford Way, London E6 5JQ, UK
    In partnership with: Roma Support Group, Rosetta Arts, Culture Within Newham, Centrala and Arts Council England.
  • Europe Day 2024 - European Cultural Showcase
    Europe Day 2024 - European Cultural Showcase
    Thu, 09 May
    London
    09 May 2024, 15:30 – 21:00
    London, St John's Sq, London, UK
    09 May 2024, 15:30 – 21:00
    London, St John's Sq, London, UK
    Showcase the richness of your country and/or organisation on Europe Day with the European family!
  • Our Migrant Stories with Manchester Histories Festival
    Our Migrant Stories with Manchester Histories Festival
    Sun, 09 Jun
    Manchester
    09 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 14:30
    Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    09 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 14:30
    Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Join Karen Shannon, CEO of Manchester Histories, for a riveting panel!

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