What does freedom of movement mean to British citizens living in the EU27?

1 November 2018

This report draws from our panel of 194 British citizens, living in 23 countries across Europe, who have been in touch with us throughout the project, sharing their stories and responding to our ongoing requests for information and feedback. It looks at what freedom of movement means in terms of European Union regulations, on the one hand, and how the notion of freedom of movement, as a right and an ideal, has been interpreted and enacted by British people living abroad, on the other hand.

The report explores what freedom of movement, as a right to move and to reside, means to British citizens living in the EU; how they have implemented their rights; and what might be the practical and emotional consequences of losing these rights.

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The views expressed in this research paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

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