Entries by Project staff

Life after BREXIT: What are the UK’s options outside the European Union? By Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson

It is highly uncertain what the UK’s future would look like outside the European Union (EU), which makes ‘Brexit’ a leap into the unknown. This report reviews the advantages and drawbacks of the most likely options. After Brexit, the EU would continue to be the world’s largest market and the UK’s biggest trading partner. A […]


Promoting Youth Involvement and Social Engagement: Opportunities and challenges for ‘conflicted’ young people across Europe.

The full report presents a collection of standardised country reports from the ten partner countries involved in PROMISE. Using the most recent data available from macro-indicators and surveys, each country report provides a national baseline of the attitudes, activities and social involvement of young people. The macro-indicators used to describe the national context are used […]


PROMISE explored the ways young people with a history of stigmatisation or conflict participate in society. The focus was on the different ways they engage with social, environmental and political issues, and how they create opportunities for social change. The following recommendations on Promoting Youth Involvement and Social Engagement in Europe are based on ethnographic […]


Meaningful Vote

UK Parliamentary debate on deal leading to MP’s vote on 11 th December. Vote postponed by May who heads off to Brussel’s to negotiate further with EU leaders on the Back Stop terms. May held in contempt by the Lower House for postponing vote at such short notice. The meaningful vote is postponed until week beginning 7 th January 2019. May needs 320 votes in Parliament to get approval deal, however the Conservatives hold 316 seats in 650 set Lower House.


Our Future Our Choice’s new battlebus

The bus, organised by the youth movement Our Future Our Choice, aims to show MPs the strength of feeling in young people about Brexit. This marks a new phase of campaigning by young people that calls for a final say on the Brexit deal.


Second Brexit Secretary to resign

The second Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigns from his post in disagreement with the Cabinet owned Brexit deal.

Cabinet sign-up to May’s Brexit deal

UK Cabinet ministers approve the draft deal on Brexit followed by a series of registrations including the foreign secretary Brexit minister and a few junior ministers.


Brexit submit

May headed to Brussel for a special Brexit submit to seal the deal with her EU counterparts.


People’s Vote

Young people come together to demand a say on Brexit. In October a people’s took place in London calling for a new Brexit referendum. Organizers claim that 700,000 people attended the march – representing all generations – to demand a people’s vote on the final terms of any Brexit deal. That would make it the […]


The moment of Truth.

The moment of Truth. May meets fellow EU leaders and the European Commission to try to seal deal in the terms of UK’s withdrawal and what kind of relationship it will have with the EU in the future.



May says no to EU proposed deal on the future UK and EU economic relationship and Backstop for Northern Ireland. The EU’s offer to the UK consisted of: 1. UK staying in the European Area and Custom Union. This would mean the UK obeying EU rules and not being able no establish separate trade deals […]


Studying in the UK or EU

Erasmus+ in the UK if there’s no Brexit deal. If the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without a deal, the UK Government will: Underwrite Erasmus+ funding for all successful bids submitted while the UK are still in the EU. This arrangement is dependent on reaching agreement with the EU that UK organisations can […]

Being young in Brexit Britain: Young people’s attitudes towards and aspirations after the Brexit referendum

By Dr. Avril Keating, UCL. This project examines young people’s attitudes towards Brexit and explores their hopes, fears, and aspirations for the future of Britain (and for their own future in Britain). In the process, the study focuses not just on young Remainers, but also sheds much needed light on the attitudes, aspirations and identities […]