Apart from her work as a historian and expert commentator on citizens’ rights, immigration and Brexit, Tanja is also an active citizens’ rights campaigner. To support the citizens’ rights NGO the3million, Tanja founded EU Citizens’ Champion in the summer of 2018. The campaign is designed as both a fundraising and engagement campaign. Since its foundation, Tanja has raised nearly £60,000 for the3million. Tanja receives none of the funds, with all donations going, directly and in full, to the NGO. Donations are used to fund staff time, organisations running costs, and enabled the set-up of the charity Settled.
Born in Germany and an EU citizen herself, Tanja, like the 3.6 million EU citizens who made the UK their home, is immediately affected by Brexit and by the upheavals it has brought.