British Embassy Meeting


British Embassy Citizens Outreach Meeting – BORDEAUX

Description

The British Embassy in Paris will be holding an event in Bordeaux on 19th October for British nationals in the area to update on Brexit negotiations with regards to citizens’ rights and to answer questions.

(Please note that the Association Bordeaux British Community are not involved in the booking arrangements or content of the meeting)


Date and Time

Friday, 19th October 2018

12:30 – 14:30 CEST


Registration

To register for this event, please use the Eventbrite booking system by clicking here

Note: after signing up, you should receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite


Location

Closer to the date of the event, the embassy will email the location of the meeting to all attendees.

If you do not see the email, please check your spam folder.

If you still haven’t received an email, please contact France.Enquiries@fco.gov.uk


More information

More information for British citizens living in France is available on the UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-france


 

2018 – BREXIT Updates available in the Members Area


The Association ‘Bordeaux British Community‘ is by statute a social organisation and by statute does not lobby, comment or otherwise be involved with politics.

The BBC is also a member of the Association The British in France www.britishinfrance.com which is based in Paris.

As a service to members, we are accumulating for information purposes the various documents either produced or distributed by the BCC and these are accessible below.


2018

British in Europe Newsletter – February 2018 To view, please click here

  • Citizens rights not done and dusted
  • Pictorial Guide to our Plight
  • The Brexit Cliff Edge and our Rights
  • Around Europe Coallition News
  • Votes for Life
  • How to Support the British in Europe

British Community Committee – Letter to Members – 8th February 2018 To view, please click here

  • Brexit,
  • Impact Assessments
  • Amsterdam Court Case
  • What kind of Brexit does the government want?
  • The BCC and British in Europe at the Assemblée Nationale
  • Votes For Life – Glyn Davies MP’s Overseas Electors Bill

2017

British in Europe Newsletter – December 2017. To view, please click here

British Community Committee – Letter to Members – 20th December 2017. To view, please click here


COMPARISON OF EU/UK POSITIONS ON CITIZENS’ RIGHTS

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Call for Brits in France to register to vote in EU referendum


the most important decision the British people will have to take at the ballot box in our lifetimes
the chance to enjoy afternoon tea at the British Ambassador’s stunning 1720s-built Residence in Paris

Press Release from the British Embassy in Paris

Call for Brits in France to register to vote in EU referendum

#yourvotematters #EUreferendum

The British Embassy in Paris today launches a seven-day countdown campaign and competition to raise awareness of Overseas Voter Registration Day (OVRD) on 4th February among expatriates in France.

There are approximately half a million Brits living in France, many of whom are eligible to vote, and it is important that their voices are heard in the forthcoming EU referendum.

A referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU is due to take place before the end of 2017. As the Prime Minister has said this will be “the most important decision the British people will have to take at the ballot box in our lifetimes”.

Although the exact date has still to be decided, the eligibility criteria for this important referendum will be based on UK parliamentary elections. This means British citizens can vote if they were registered to vote before they left the UK and have lived in France for less than 15 years. So far only 5% of overseas voters have registered.

As part of our countdown the British Embassy will tweet messages showing just how quick and easy it is to register. It really only takes five minutes (the time it takes to make a cup of coffee or eat a croissant) and can be done online now at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

We are also offering a lucky winner and their family the chance to enjoy afternoon tea at the British Ambassador’s stunning 1720s-built Residence in Paris.

All we are asking people to do is encourage others to vote by tweeting photos of themselves holding a sign or poster saying #YourVoteMatters to @UKInFrance. The most creative or unusual image will win! They may be on top of a ski slope or walking through the Catacombs of Paris: the possibilities are endless!

Contributions

#yourvotematters should be tweeted by the end of the day on Overseas Voter Registration Day on 4th February.

If you’re a Brit in France – #yourvotematters! So get snapping and get registering!

Press contact:

Tess Mendibe

01 44 51 33 39

tess.mendibe@fco.gov.uk