15th January Jane Golding and Fiona Godfrey met FCO Minister Pincher in London.
17th January Letter written to Michel Barnier with concerns regarding the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement
29th January Fiona Godfrey and Jane Golding were invited to Brussels with colleagues from the3million to a group Event in honour of the UK Labour Delegation MEPs and staff. While there, they held a meeting to thank MEPs and met with Terry Reintke (MEP)
30th January Fiona Godfrey and Jane Golding along with the3million colleagues met with Philippe Bertrand (UK Task Force)
30th January The first in BiE's 6-part guide to the Withdrawal Agreement was published
31st January Jane Golding appeared on German Television.
11th February Fiona Godfrey met the Brexit team of the European Ombudsman in Brussels.
25th February Jane Golding and Amanda Diel gave a presentation and took part in a discussion with the Inter-Ministerial work group on Brexit, Nordrhein-Westfalen State Chancellry, Düsseldorf.
27th February BiE Conference with the FCO UK Citizens unit - Fiona Godfrey and Jane Golding
3rd March British in Germany held a meeting with Deutsche Britische Gesellschaft, attended by Jane Golding
4th March BiE issued Comments on Commission Implementing Decision
4th March BiG meeting with the Director of the Berlin Foreigners’ Office attended by Jane Golding
16th March Jane Golding held a call with Terry Reintke (of the EU UK Friendship Group) about the upcoming webinar
30th March Joint letter with the3million written to the UK Government and EU Commission requesting Expert Observer status at Joint meetings
22nd April Jane Golding had a conference call with the UK Ambassador to Germany
28th April Jane Golding presented at the first webinar held by the EU UK Friendship Group
12th May Fiona Godfrey and Jane Golding attended a conference call with the FCO.
12th May An article by Jane Golding on Citizens’ Rights appeared in Parliament Magazine.
12th May Letter sent to Boris Johnson regarding quarantine discrimination.
14th May Fiona Godfrey had a conference call with the UK Ambassador to Luxembourg
20th May BiE sends a letter to the UK and EU Commission requesting Expert Observer status.
22nd May BiE provided 70 pages of written evidence on 9 specific questions to the UK Parliament Committee on the Future Relationship with the EU.
8th June BiE was signatory to a letter to Keir Starmer calling for an extension to the transition period.
9th June BiE and the3million spoke to David McAllister MEP, Chair of the EU Parliaments’ UK Coordination Group.
9th June Jeremy Morgan presented evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on the Immigration Bill.
12th June BiE spoke with the EPP Rapporteur on the EP resolution on the Future Relationship, Christophe Hansen (EPP, LU)
16th June BiE's first guide to the Guidance note was published.
30th June BiE gave formal evidence to the Committee on the Future Relationship of the House of Commons.
13th July BiE/the3million joint meeting (virtual) with Minister Wendy Morton of the FCO followed by further meetings.
20th July Fiona Godfrey had a working lunch with the British Ambassador to Luxembourg to discuss implementation issues in LU.
22nd July First reading of the Immigration Bill in the Lords with Lib Dem peers speaking on behalf of BiE's amendment on right of return for non-EU family members which was eventually withdrawn.
21st July Fiona Godfrey met with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Immigration Directorate in LU to discuss implementation
30th July Fiona Godfrey participated in a webinar on citizens’ rights organised by the Franco-British Lawyers Society, organised by Ian Forrester, Chair of the FBLS.
2nd August Second guide to the Guidance Note was issued
6th August BiE participated in the second meeting of the Specialised Committee on citizens’ rights established under the Joint Committee of the WA with the3million
10th September BiE participated in the first Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Citizens’ Rights Engagement Forum
22nd September Fiona Godfrey presented to the FCDO Citizens’ Rights Officers virtual conference
23rd September BiE re-issued the Immigration Bill briefing document and circulated to peers ahead of the Immigration Bill returning.
23rd September Grassroots letter-writing campaign to support the amendment returning to the Lords was launched.
30th September The Right of Return amendment was voted in by the House of Lords: 312 votes for v 223 votes against
28th September BiE France team took part in videocall with Ambassador and team on WA implementation
2nd October Fiona Godfrey and Jane Golding participated in a call with FCDO on implementation of the WA
5th October FG met with the UK Ambassador to LU to discuss implementation
6th October BiE advocacy team had call with M Meduna of the EU Commission Task Force on WA implementation
12th October BiE France team had call with Ministry of the Interior and Embassy team regarding the opening of the residency portal
12th October BiE issued guidance to students studying abroad given covid restrictions
13th October BiE wrote to the Home Secretary asking for support for the Right of Return amendment as it returned to the Commons
13th October Letter writing campaign to MPs on Right of Return was launched
3rd November Calls on Withdrawal Agreement implementation with the FCDO and the European Commission citizens rights team (Advocacy team)
6th November Fiona Godfrey met with the UK Ambassador to Luxembourg to discuss implementation in the country
17th November Participated in the FCDO Citizens' rights engagement forum
30th November BiE France met with the Embassy team to discuss implementation issues
10th December Coordination call with the3million
13th December Call with the country group admins in constitutive countries re WA implementation
14th December Call with country group admins in declaratory countries re WA implementation
15th December participated in the Specialised Committee on Citizens' Rights meeting with the UK and European Commission
24th December BiE issued statement on the TCA deal