July 3, 2017

Over 400 educational, cultural and scientific organisations (including the Royal Society of Literature) and representatives across Europe have endorsed the Our Shared European Future recommendations, which we are making to EU and UK leaders in July 2017 as Brexit negotiations get underway.

Prominent scientists and artists, including Professor Brian Cox, Sir David Chipperfield, Mark Wallinger, Claudie Haigneré and Professor Iain Stewart, have also given their support.

Recommendations to EU and UK leaders include:

  • guaranteeing post-Brexit residency for EU nationals 
currently operating in the UK, and British nationals working in other EU countries
  • EU and UK leaders to ensure UK institutions and individuals remain eligible to access these and future multilateral framework programmes (including Erasmus+, Horizon 2020, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and Creative Europe)
  • EU and UK leaders should continue to cooperate over UK-EU intellectual property issues and regulation, which is particularly important in enabling cultural, scientific and educational bodies both in the UK and in EU countries to capitalise on creativity, ideas and talent
  • EU and UK leaders to maintain standards of recognition of professional qualifications between the UK and the remaining 27 EU member states in the fields of education, culture, science and research

Further information can be found on the Our Shared European Future page of the British Council website.