Brexpats – Hear Our Voice, (BHOV), is a pro-EU group, campaigning for the preservation of rights of British nationals in the EU. We also support EU citizens in the UK. Our members, currently over 1100, are primarily British in the EU but also EU nationals in the UK, and we place a high value on working together. Although we face different issues, we are two groups living in a prolonged state of limbo, which has been forced upon us, and we provide support to our members to help them get through these unprecedented difficult times.
BHOV was founded shortly after the shock result of the referendum by Debbie Williams, a British national now resident in the Netherlands. She was spurred into action by the total lack of any safeguards in place to protect our rights. In recognition of our work, Debbie and BHOV received a European Citizen’s Award 2017 from the European Parliament.
We are a not-for-profit group and do not receive any funding. Our team of volunteers have a wealth of experience and skills between them, as well as a common conviction that leaving the EU would be a grave error, harming society, its economy and individuals. Whilst negotiations are ongoing, and in the event of the UK going through with leaving the EU, we are working hard to minimise the damage to citizens whose lives have been put on hold.