Advice for Brexit negotiators
A cross-European set of recommendations to secure the futures of innovation, research and the arts have been delivered to Brexit negotiators in the UK and EU. So far, they have received 400 official endorsements from people in 28 European countries. The recommendations include:
• Ensuring those in the education, culture and science sectors and young people involved in exchanges remain able to move easily between the UK and other EU countries, possibly in the form of a simple, cheap and easy to obtain "culture and education permit";
• Guaranteeing residency rights for EU nationals currently living and working in the UK and vice-versa;
• Continued UK participation in and contribution to multilateral programmes such as Erasmus+, Horizon 2020, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and Creative Europe;
• Engaging young people in future policy-making and offering every young person in the UK and other European countries the opportunity of an inter-cultural and international experience, through areas such as study, work, performance, research, language learning or exchanges.
The recommendations have already been discussed by the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education. Among the notable supporters are the European Cultural Foundation, Culture Action Europe, the V&A, British Museum, Tate, the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (BOZAR), and university representatives from among others Siena, Sorbonne, Oxford, Bristol and Liverpool.