Apart from my work as a historian and expert commentator on citizens’ rights, immigration and Brexit, I have also been an active citizens’ rights campaigner and founded the ‘EU Citizens’ Champion’ campaign in the summer of 2018. The campaign was a fundraising and engagement campaign in the lead-up to Brexit and raised around £80,000 through various campaigns, with all funds raised going directly to an EU citizens’ rights NGO. Donations were used to fund staff time, organisation running costs and  the initial set-up and running costs of the charity Settled.

Born in Germany and an EU citizen myself – though now a German-British dual national – I, like the millions of EU citizens who made the UK our home, have been immediately and directly affected by Brexit and the upheavals it continues to bring.

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