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It takes a community to fill van for Ukraine

It takes a community to fill van for Ukraine

Community packs vans with donations for Ukrainians  Our New Europeans UK board member Michal Siewniak tells me he ... read more

Homes for Ukrainians scheme lacks government support

Homes for Ukrainians scheme lacks government support

Image: Michal Siewniak addresses one of many gathering in support of Ukraine held in his local community in Welwyn ... read more

Watch our APPG on Britons in Europe

Watch our APPG on Britons in Europe

Michaela Benson, Professor of Public Sociology at Lancaster University, has given a presentation to MPs and ... read more

New RETORNO study

New RETORNO study

The EU-funded RETORNO study intends to investigate how Brexit is affecting social and health issues in returned ... read more

British Citizenship: Precious, Costly, and Precarious

British Citizenship: Precious, Costly, and Precarious

Citizenship still matters; its absence denotes precarity. As Covid19 travel restrictions reminded us, at its ... read more

New Europeans UK sign open letter by JCWI

New Europeans UK sign open letter by JCWI

As the Public Inquiry into the government’s handling of COVID-19 gets underway, New Europeans UK has signed an open read more

Building the Civil Society EUSS Alliance

Building the Civil Society EUSS Alliance

New Europeans UK has been building the Civil Society EUSS Alliance since February 2021 when it took over ... read more

Survey: Did you stay or did you go?

Survey: Did you stay or did you go?

Rebordering Britain and Britons after Brexit is an innovative research project exploring the long-term impacts of ... read more

How a little known rule deprived me of British citizenship

How a little known rule deprived me of British citizenship

Our Greek board member explains how he was denied British citizenship after 20 years in UK. My name is Michael ... read more

The art of story-telling

The art of story-telling

When New Europeans was first set up in 2013, EU citizens in the UK were often seen but not heard. That has now ... read more

A year of growth and development – 2021 in review

A year of growth and development – 2021 in review

Most of us are as fed up with the Brexit issue as we are with the COVID pandemic. But if you have lost rights or ... read more

End of year message from Ruvi Ziegler, Chair of New Europeans UK

End of year message from Ruvi Ziegler, Chair of New Europeans UK

This has been an important year for New Europeans UK during which our grant-funded projects have developed ... read more

EUSS in prisons and detention centres

EUSS in prisons and detention centres

We have updated our Resource Hub with a selection of new resource translations and videos available in community ... read more

New Europeans UK condemns removal of voting rights for some EU citizens

New Europeans UK condemns removal of voting rights for some EU citizens

As we predicted, the UK government has decided to remove voting rights in local elections for EU citizens who moved read more

Italian MPs briefed about challenges facing EU citizens in the UK

Italian MPs briefed about challenges facing EU citizens in the UK

At a meeting in the Italian parliament on 7 October, Roger Casale, founder and CEO of New Europeans UK, spoke about read more

New Europeans UK meets in person for first time since COVID outbreak

New Europeans UK meets in person for first time since COVID outbreak

Following the success of New Europeans UK’s application for charity status, staff and trustees met at the Coram ... read more

Tribute to Sir David Amess MP

Tribute to Sir David Amess MP

Our thoughts are with his family and friends and with all who knew and worked with David over his decades long ... read more

New translations of our resources

New translations of our resources

We have updated our Resource Hub with a selection of new resource translations and videos available in community ... read more

Joint letter to the Home Secretary on the Afghanistan crisis

Joint letter to the Home Secretary on the Afghanistan crisis

Over 100 organisations from across civil society, as well as 14 cross-party MPs have urged the Home Secretary to ... read more

Challenges after EUSS deadline

Challenges after EUSS deadline

Immigration barrister Colin Yeo set out the main issues facing EU citizens in the UK now the deadline for applying ... read more

UK National Srebrenica Memorial Day

UK National Srebrenica Memorial Day

UK National Srebrenica Memorial Day took place on 8 July - it was one of nearly a thousand Memorial events and ... read more

Our first AGM as a charity

Our first AGM as a charity

You are warmly invited to attend the AGM of New Europeans UK (New Europeans Association Limited), which will take ... read more

The view of New Europeans UK

The view of New Europeans UK

Author   Cecilia Mellana is New Europeans UK's EUSS Caseworker & Development Officer. She has experience in ... read more

Rough sleepers and the challenges they face

Rough sleepers and the challenges they face

Author   Swetha Mathan is the Digital Inclusion Project Lead at Skills Enterprise with over 7 years of experience ... read more

Insights from an EUSS Immigration Adviser

Insights from an EUSS Immigration Adviser

Author  Natalia Byer is OISC Level 1 EUSS Immigration adviser, volunteering for Settled and UK Butterflies. She’s ... read more

The movement to protect EU citizens’ rights must start with the Hostile Environment

The movement to protect EU citizens’ rights must start with the Hostile Environment

Author  Caitlin Boswell joined the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) in July 2019 to lead on the ... read more

It is not enough to have rights – we need to be able to use them

It is not enough to have rights – we need to be able to use them

Author  Alexandra Bulat is the Co-Manager of the Young Europeans Network, the youth wing of citizens’ rights ... read more

Calls for EUSS deadline to be lifted

Calls for EUSS deadline to be lifted

New Europeans UK is calling for an extension to the EUSS deadline. read more

Helping minoritised women and girls

Helping minoritised women and girls

Author  Frank Hayman is an administrator at Hopscotch Women’s Centre, a charity based in Euston, London. Hopscotch ... read more

The dual nationality question

The dual nationality question

Author  Alketa Hystuma holds a BA (Hons) in Law and Sociology with extensive and transferable (advice & ... read more

New Europeans UK calls for extension of EUSS deadline on ITV News

New Europeans UK calls for extension of EUSS deadline on ITV News

New Europeans UK is calling for an extension to the EUSS deadline. read more

Herculean actions – the case of Newham

Herculean actions – the case of Newham

Author  Phil Veasey currently works as a Public Health Consultant in the London Borough of Newham where he has led ... read more

The EU Settlement Scheme approaches its last month

The EU Settlement Scheme approaches its last month

Author  Michał Siewniak is a Trustee of New Europeans UK. He works in the community voluntary sector and supports ... read more

Sign Refugee Action’s open letter

Sign Refugee Action’s open letter

The Government is asking the public to consult with them on their cruel and unworkable new immigration plans. read more

Europe Day concert from Smith Square – join here for this online performance

Europe Day concert from Smith Square – join here for this online performance

You are warmly invited to enjoy the European Parliament Liaison Office's Europe Day Concert  which will be ... read more

JCWI launches free legal advice for Windrush victims

JCWI launches free legal advice for Windrush victims

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has launched a free legal advice initiative in collaboration read more

Without freedom of movement, who will pick the fruit?

Without freedom of movement, who will pick the fruit?

Reports of daffodils left unpicked in the fields at the Varfell Farms in Cornwall reflect many of the challenges ... read more

Elections on 6 May – still time to make your voice heard

Elections on 6 May – still time to make your voice heard

EU citizens in the UK still have the right to vote in the local elections that will take place in England and Wales read more

How we can help during COVID-19

How we can help during COVID-19

As we enter a new four-week lockdown we wanted to remind you that our practical support services to EU citizens, ... read more

(Video) Accessing and proving you status

(Video) Accessing and proving you status

Step-by-step video explainers on accessing and proving you status. We have developed two explainer videos, taking ... read more

New Europeans UK is awarded charity status

New Europeans UK is awarded charity status

New Europeans UK, founded in 2013 by former MP Roger Casale and Tamara Flanagan OBE to safeguard the rights of EU ... read more

Bilingual London Mayoral Debate

Bilingual London Mayoral Debate

Did you know EU citizens are eligible to vote in local UK elections? On Tuesday, 30th March 2021 we held the first ... read more

Know Your Rights cards

Know Your Rights cards

Your rights with Settled or Pre-Settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. In collaboration with the Brexit ... read more

Statement following the publication of the Race and Ethnic Disparities Report

Statement following the publication of the Race and Ethnic Disparities Report

New Europeans UK welcomes the response of the Runnymede Trust, trade unions, MPs, and campaigners to the Report of ... read more

March 2021

March 2021

Tomorrow's London Mayoral Debate  Did you know EU citizens are eligible to vote in local UK elections? Join us for ... read more

Reflections on the future of Europe

Reflections on the future of Europe

In the third of New Europeans' series of talks on the future of Europe, we ask: "Who decides my right to vote?" ... read more

February 2021

February 2021

Continuing the work We have started to support the continuation of an EUSS Working Group, previously managed by the read more

January 2021

January 2021

Know your rights after Brexit More than 4.9 million applications have been made to the EU Settlement Scheme with ... read more

EU citizens with pre-settled status can access benefits says UK court

EU citizens with pre-settled status can access benefits says UK court

In a landmark case, the UK Court of Appeal has ruled that EU citizens with pre-settled status can access welfare ... read more

EU students in the UK

EU students in the UK

There are over 140,000 EU students at UK universities (1/3 of all international students) and over 53,000 EU staff ... read more

Reporting hate online: a guide for EU citizens

Reporting hate online: a guide for EU citizens

Media stories demonising migrants have dangerous real-life consequences. What can you do if you spot hate online? ... read more

EU Settlement Scheme information session in Romanes

EU Settlement Scheme information session in Romanes

What will life be like after Brexit? Will I be allowed to stay in the UK? How can I apply to the EU Settlement ... read more

December 2020

December 2020

New All-Party Parliamentary Group on Citizens' Rights focuses on challenges facing EU students  There are over ... read more

(Video) Applying to the EUSS with a criminal record

(Video) Applying to the EUSS with a criminal record

A selection of explainer videos on applying to the EU Settlement Scheme with a criminal record. People assume that ... read more

Polish leaders during UK Parliament Week

Polish leaders during UK Parliament Week

Have you ever wondered who is in charge of your neighbourhood’s bin collection? Or what the difference is between ... read more

70 years of the ECHR

70 years of the ECHR

Goldsmiths Law and the Knowing Our Rights project celebrate 70 years of the ECHR, discussing the past, present and ... read more

November 2020

November 2020

A new report by New Europeans UK  "Digital Status: Handle with care", our report on the experience of vulnerable EU read more

Digital Status: Handle with care report

Digital Status: Handle with care report

"Digital Status: Handle with care", our report on the experience of vulnerable EU communities accessing the EU ... read more

Seasonal migrants and food security during the pandemic

Seasonal migrants and food security during the pandemic

A new research project to study seasonal agricultural migrant work during the COVID-19 pandemic has been launched ... read more

EU citizens in the UK under the points based system

EU citizens in the UK under the points based system

The EU Withdrawal Bill, now in the Committee stage before the House of Lords, ends EU nationals’ freedom of ... read more

October 2020

October 2020

Our new website is live! We'd like to thank our UK team and City Bridge Trust for making our new dedicated UK ... read more

EUSS Aftercare Guide

EUSS Aftercare Guide

A step-by-step Aftercare Guide to help you view and prove your status, and update your personal details. We have ... read more

Overcoming lockdown to support vulnerable groups

Overcoming lockdown to support vulnerable groups

In this new segment we highlight some of the community groups and organisations that we have the pleasure of ... read more

September 2020

September 2020

EU Settlement Scheme Countdown Remember: 30th June 2021 may be the last day to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme read more

New Europeans UK win the Sheila McKechnie Foundation People’s Choice Award 2017

New Europeans UK win the Sheila McKechnie Foundation People’s Choice Award 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Sheila McKechnie Foundation has awarded their People's Choice Award 2017 to ... read more