Are you a young European?
Join our Network to campaign, gain skills, and inform young migrants in the UK.
We are a network of passionate Young Europeans advocating and campaigning for the rights of young migrants in the UK. We organise around issues affecting us and use our lived experience to drive change WE need.
Most EU citizens come to the UK to work or study when young; some also arrive to join their families, or for a number of other reasons. But we rarely hear the voices of Young Europeans (and young migrants in general) in media and political debates about migration. We are here to fill that gap by campaigning on issues that matter, including voting rights, students’ rights, and access to citizenship.
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We campaign for the path to British citizenship to become more affordable and accessible to young migrants who wish to become British citizens.
At the moment, barriers such as legal complexity, cost, and lack of information prevent young people from becoming British citizens.
We want to use our voices to change that.
The UK is the home of many young Europeans. It is important to make our voices heard and be active citizens.
We campaign to inform EU citizens about their voting rights and campaign to maintain and expand voting rights to migrants in the UK.
We wish to preserve the rights of EU citizens to study in the UK and of British nationals to study in the EU.
We inform EU students in the UK about their rights through informative and accessible materials.
We are always ready to campaign on the issues affecting our young members. We add our voices to the issue of physical proof of settled status, we challenge stereotypes, inform migrants on workers’ rights, and more.
We care about the future of Europe as a whole, and want to be involved in making sure that future is as good for everyone as it possibly can be.
If there is something YOU are passionate about, there is a space for you in our Network. You can propose new campaigns for us to work on and help develop them together.
Whether we are campaigning on social media or producing important research briefings, we always share the same aims:
Listening to young Europeans’ voices, in particular, those from underrepresented socioeconomic groups;
Doing research-based advocacy and promoting participatory policymaking on young Europeans’ issues;
Training, engaging and mentoring a group of young Europeans to become strong voices in their communities.
Who we are
Young people who identify as European
Based across the UK
Cross party and Brexit-neutral
Lara Parizotto and Alexandra Bulat are the co-chairs of the Network.
What we expect from you
A passion for migrants’ rights and for young people’s opportunities in the UK.
Follow the Networks rules as per our constitution.
Commitment: you are free to choose which campaigns you wish to contribute to. You can choose to do more on our research or our social media tasks.
Volunteers are expected to attend at least one volunteer meeting a month and dedicate at least an hour a week to tasks of the Network.
What's in it for you
An opportunity to deepen your knowledge of various issues affecting EU citizens in the UK
Help shape the network and see the impact it has on young migrants in the UK
Connecting with like-minded activists
Opportunities to further skills:
Researching and producing briefing papers
Engaging with politicians
Speak to the media
How we campaign
We produce research briefings
We inform politicians on matters that are important to migrants
We deliver monthly informative webinars
We campaign on social media
The Young Europeans started as a research project led by Alexandra Bulat, involving 13 young European peer researchers who worked on a Citizens’ Led Engagement Programme in London. We also produced a documentary highlighting how young Europeans in London access information on citizens’ rights and what their main concerns are.
The Young Europeans’ Volunteer Network was set up in the summer of 2020 to campaign on these recommendations and has grown further.
You will be invited for an initial call and will be able to join our weekly Zoom sessions and Discord server.