Dubbed the Permanent European Union Citizenship initiative, it is a type of European Citizens’ Initiative recognised by the European Commission that allows citizens of the EU to propose regulatory changes.
If a minimum threshold of signatures – one million in total, meeting set minimum numbers across at least 7 countries – is reached by 23rd July 2019, the European Commission has to formally consider the proposal.
Those wishing to support the Permanent European Union Citizenship initiative can do so by completing a form on the dedicated European Commission website.
If you have not yet signed this European Citizens’ Initiative please do.
Permanent European Union Citizenship
To support a European Citizens’ Initiative, you must be an EU citizen (national of an EU member state) and be old enough to vote in European Parliament elections (18 except Austria where the voting age is 16).
This is to ask the EU to grant UK citizens, who are currently residents in the EU, unlimited EU citizenship even after their country is dragged out of the EU.
I have a lot of British friends who, as well as their kids, will suffer dire consequences from losing their citizenship. Even if they are allowed to stay in their current host country, a lot of things will change for them in terms of Visa requirements, access to benefits and protection of their current rights.
It you also have British friends, this might help them going forward.