Our Shared European Future

In January 2017, the British Council and its partners launched the EU-UK Culture and Education Series of events, to help safeguard the interests of the education, culture, science and research sectors across Europe post-Brexit. Through events (in Berlin, Madrid and London) and through an online platform, the British Council has been providing much-needed space for dialogue, to better understand upcoming challenges and possible solutions.

More than 500 organisations from 32 European nations – including museums, galleries, student bodies, scientists, academics and artists – contributed their views on the future of pan-European cooperation in our fields of work. Participants have proposed recommendations to EU and UK leaders to help shape on-going collaborations beyond Brexit, summarised in the Communiqué. These recommendations have been sent to the EU and UK negotiations teams.

Over 400 educational, cultural and scientific organisations 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.