The United Kingdom government will soon activate Clause 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to initiate the country's departure from the European Union. For Europeans living in Great Britain and Northern Ireland and for UK nationals in the EU this is a serious threat to their existing rights as European citizens. By removing these, Brexit could destroy the lives of thousands of people as well as cutting off future opportunities for young people.
People have become 'bargaining chips' even before talks between the UK and the EU have begun, negotiations which promise to be extremely complex. In this context, EuroCitizens has been formed, a group that aims to defend the citizenship rights of both Britons and Spaniards. On Wednesday 8 March (Oficinas del Parlamento Europeo, 18h), we are organising a round table to discuss the impact of Brexit on citizens. As well as informing people about what might happen, we hope that the event will encourage them to fight for their rights.