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Connecting EU citizens' communities

Our vision for empowered EU communities.

Find opportunities to connect with others and promote your own events.

Take part in activities and events in our network.

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.
  • EU Citizens' Manifesto Workshop - Birmingham (The Warehouse Cafe)
    EU Citizens' Manifesto Workshop - Birmingham (The Warehouse Cafe)
    Wed, 24 Apr
    Birmingham
    24 Apr 2024, 18:00 – 20:00
    Birmingham, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison St, Birmingham B5 5TH, UK
    24 Apr 2024, 18:00 – 20:00
    Birmingham, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison St, Birmingham B5 5TH, UK
    Have your voice heard and contribute to the EU Citizens’ Manifesto. Join us to explore how to strengthen and advocate for our rights.
  • EU Citizens' Manifesto Workshop - Manchester (St Thomas Centre)
    EU Citizens' Manifesto Workshop - Manchester (St Thomas Centre)
    Thu, 25 Apr
    Manchester
    25 Apr 2024, 18:00 – 20:00
    Manchester, St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green N, Manchester M12 6FZ, UK
    25 Apr 2024, 18:00 – 20:00
    Manchester, St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green N, Manchester M12 6FZ, UK
    Have your voice heard and contribute to the EU Citizens’ Manifesto. Join us to explore how to strengthen and advocate for our rights.
  • Braiding Stories & Poetry Together: workshop for Polish & Somali women
    Braiding Stories & Poetry Together: workshop for Polish & Somali women
    Sat, 27 Apr
    Bedminster
    27 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Bedminster, Gladstone St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 3AY, UK
    27 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
    Bedminster, Gladstone St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 3AY, UK
    FREE poetry workshop with Agata Palmer, bringing together Polish & Somali women, the two largest minorities in Bristol. Part of Lyra Fest.
  • 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.
  • Ludek Polish Day at Cardiff Castle!
    Ludek Polish Day at Cardiff Castle!
    Sat, 04 May
    Cardiff
    04 May 2024, 11:00 – 14:00
    Cardiff, Castle St, Cardiff CF10 3RB, UK
    04 May 2024, 11:00 – 14:00
    Cardiff, Castle St, Cardiff CF10 3RB, UK
    May 4 is a celebration of Polish Heritage, as well as sharing it with the Welsh community - we want You to have a chance of joining in and see how beautifully we can unite!
  • 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!
  • Stories of Hope. Exhibition and celebration event.
    Stories of Hope. Exhibition and celebration event.
    Thu, 09 May
    London
    09 May 2024, 18:00 – 20:00
    London, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU, UK
    09 May 2024, 18:00 – 20:00
    London, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU, UK
    Join us for an exciting event celebrating EU citizens’ stories, creativity and shared European identity. Enjoy and engage with be inspired by the Stories of Hope photography exhibition.
  • The issues and opportunities facing EU citizens in the UK
    The issues and opportunities facing EU citizens in the UK
    Sat, 11 May
    Newington
    11 May 2024, 14:00 – 17:00
    Newington, 1, Summerhall, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1PL, UK
    11 May 2024, 14:00 – 17:00
    Newington, 1, Summerhall, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1PL, UK
    The experience of EU and other European citizens in Scotland and UK. Problems, positive experiences, and making a difference.
  • Improving outcomes for Gypsy, Roma & Traveller students
    Improving outcomes for Gypsy, Roma & Traveller students
    Wed, 22 May
    Manchester
    22 May 2024, 09:00 – 12:30
    Manchester, 6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS, UK
    22 May 2024, 09:00 – 12:30
    Manchester, 6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS, UK
    FREE and available for school leaders or lead teachers for inclusion.
  • Future cooperation among EU/UK Citizens: what civil society can do
    Future cooperation among EU/UK Citizens: what civil society can do
    Wed, 22 May
    Bruxelles
    22 May 2024, 14:00 – 18:00
    Bruxelles, Rue Ravenstein 60, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    22 May 2024, 14:00 – 18:00
    Bruxelles, Rue Ravenstein 60, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    We are delighted to invite EU/UK CSOs, organizations and citizens interested in networking and making collaborative connections to our Common Ground networking event in Brussels!
  • 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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