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University project is looking for Brits in Malaga to take part in Brexit research

University project is looking for Brits in Malaga to take part in Brexit research
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  • The BrexitBritsAbroad Project is an extensive and innovative sociological study that questions what Brexit means for Britons resident in other European Union member states

The BrexitBritsAbroad Project is an extensive and innovative sociological study that questions what Brexit means for Britons resident in other European Union member states.

Working closely with Britons living across the 27 member countries of the European Union, its aim is to keeps a finger on the pulse of how they experience Brexit and its impact on their lives as it unfolds.

Karen O'Reilly, Professorial Research Fellow at Goldsmiths University, where the project is based, and Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Loughborough University, is visiting Fuengirola from 12 to 26 October and again in early January 2018 and is hoping to meet people who are prepared to talk about how Brexit is affecting them.

The project is also looking for people who live in European countries to participate in panels that the project leaders can contact from time to time to ask about how and if Brexit is affecting them as the negotiations and process unfold.

The project started on 1 June and is expected to last for 18 months. During that time BrexitBritsAbroad will be contacting panel members to ask for their thoughts on specific topics as they arise in relation to political debates and the ongoing negotiations.

They will use different ways to approach panel members and Karen says that “communication will work with panel members in ways that suit them - email, phone, Skype, email etc.” She adds that BrexitBritsAbroad “will not publish personal details without the explicit permission of contributors.”

Stories from the BrexitBritsAbroad citizens' panel are available on the website: www.brexitbritsabroad.com/conversations

Anyone interested in participating in the project should contact Karen O'Reilly via email: k.oreilly@lboro.ac.uk