When you think about Brits Abroad, you probably have some clear ideas about who they are. Pensioners soaking up the sun in Spain is probably top of that list. What if I told you that 79% of the British population living in the EU-27 are of working age and below? Or that Britain has one of the highest emigration rates in the world?
This is a podcast all about what Brexit means to and for British citizens living in the EU27. Hosted by Dr Michaela Benson, it focuses on Brexit as it takes place in the context of real lives, busting myths about this forgotten population, and engages with questions about migration, identity, citizenship and belonging (with a few pondering on how to do sociological research about Brexit thrown in for good measure).
It is produced as part of the research project BrExpats: freedom of movement, citizenship and Brexit in the lives of Britons resident in the European Union, led by Dr. Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths University, London) and funded by the UK and a Changing Europe, Brexit Priority Grant Scheme.