I’ve been working since 1990 with people from all Member States and I’m still in contact with many of them. EU citizenship is what ties us together and gives us a common purpose. As for me, I feel more Romanian than British, having worked in Romania on and off since 1990 and speaking the language. My grandchildren were born into the EU. Free movement is their birthright. Nobody takes that away from them.

Stuart Brown

I love French restaurants, Spanish Tapas bars, German Xmas markets, Italian coffee shops and English tea shops. I enjoy the nostalgia of looking back at the supposed genteel stoicism of the embattled Brits from b&w war films made in the years before I was born; but I also enjoyed the thrill of looking forward to more integration and more opportunities to have new experiences on my doorstep that resulted from being at peace and part of something greater than Great Britain.

Alison Healey

Belonging to a bigger collective. Sharing the same values with a German, Frenchman, a Pole or even, in same cases, with a Brit. Being enriched by the culture, heritage and traditions of other European citizens.

Agnes van Lowlands

The freedom to live, work, study and/or retire in any of 32 countries.

Erik Zoeteweij

Once a European, always a European! The whole of Europe is my homeland. My family is Europe.

Dominique Bouilliez

I’m in the Pulse of Europe

Jo Hughes

The right to continue to be European and have the right to live, work, travel, study, retire in any European country … as well as to retain EHIC cards for my family and me.

Julia Resenterra

Being European and having a whole continent to live in for all of us. It also means that I can hear lots of languages as I walk around my home town as people from lots of countries have the choice to visit or stay.

Clare Barton

Unity, togetherness, peace, richness of cultures, progress, freedom, protected rights, opportunity, diversity, involvement, acceptance, pooled resources, our future and our children’s future.

Martine Reynolds

EU citizenship makes me a part of something bigger, of a network of opportunities and a progression towards one world – a world where we communicate and work together for common goals, and where we share and enjoy each other’s differences. The way it should be.

Jo Mcivor

The right to live, love, work and travel in the continent that is my home.

Barbara Leonard

The right to live, study, work and travel throughout the EU – priceless!

Barbara Taylor

EU citizenship means a bigger world and room to breathe.

Mike Robbins

EU citizenship has allowed me to move with my children and get them in a school which offers extra support for new comers and now 10 months later they are already bilingual… speaking another language is a beautiful thing!

Tamsin Evans

For me, I am the same as many… EU citizenship means a bigger world and room to breathe.

Moez Adamjee