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Living through the pandemic in post-Brexit Britain: emotional damage and forms of resilience among middle-aged European citizens

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Charles Hackett

Lucia Ruggerone

Project Description

This study examines the effects of the Coronavirus epidemic and Brexit on the emotional wellbeing of middle aged European citizens who have transnational caring responsibilities in the UK and in Europe.
This qualitative research aims to produce an in-depth understanding of the participants’ emotional landscape and to explore how their sense of belonging in the UK has been eroded by this combination of factors.
The disconnect engendered by Brexit and the forced estrangement from family in Europe have prompted many EU nationals to return home causing a loss of workforce for the UK economy at this crucial time of recovery.
This research will explore their experience to identify their needs and to highlight the resources they are using to adapt to the changes. The results will inform government at national and devolved levels to devise a strategy to retain their contribution by rebuilding a sense of home in Britain.

Type of Project Project
Project Acronym EUCO
Status Project Live
Funder(s) British Academy
Value £8,882.00
Project Dates Oct 1, 2021 - Sep 30, 2022

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