Over 4,000 Brits live in Hamburg. We can because EU freedom of movement rights allow us to live here. But what happens if the UK leaves the European Union?
Come along to this informal event to discuss:
- what’s likely to actually happen – will the UK leave?
- what do German politicians think of this whole thing?
- if the UK does leave, what then?
- how to register to vote in the EU referendum
- how to apply for German citizenship if you need it
Jon Worth is an EU blogger and political consultant, based in Berlin. He will explain why the event is taking place, and how to register to vote in the referendum. More about Jon on his website,http://jonworth.eu.
Annette Dittert was ARD’s (German public service broadcaster’s) foreign correspondent in the UK from 2008 – 2015. She still lives in London, commuting between there and Hamburg. Until 2008 she was posted to countries across the world – winning awards for her work in Poland and heading up the ARD studio in New York from 2006 – 2008.
Louise Brown – moderator
Louise Brown is a journalist and novelist with a long-standing interest in UK-EU relations. Born in London, she moved to Ostholstein at the age of 12. She has lived and worked in Berlin, London and now Hamburg, writing amongst others for Die Zeit, Welt am Sonntag and Deutschlandradio. Louise published her first novel, ‘Ein Einziges Jahr’, in 2012.
Brian Melican & John Heaven – will talk about applying for German citizenship
Born and raised in London, Brian has been living in Hamburg since 2008. He left the UK after completing a degree in modern languages and works as a journalist, translator, and author. To date, he has published three books about Germany and written for a range of newspapers in Britain and in Germany. In late 2015, Brian became a British-German dual national.
John Heaven (that’s me!) was born and raised in Birmingham, UK. Whilst studying Law and German Law at Exeter, he studied in Saarbrücken for a year. After further study and working in the UK , he returned to Germany in 2010 and is now a freelance copywriter, translator and online consultant.