Statements and reflections on UK Referendum

As the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, the British Council has been working with our European neighbours for over eighty years and we will continue to do so. We have always believed in the strength of engaging with multilateral institutions and we will find ways to continue to work in partnership with other European countries and with EU institutions to create opportunities, build connections and engender trust.

The Morning After

The British Council published ‘The Morning After’; a collection of essays from key figures in culture, politics and science, reflecting on the UK’s relationship with Europe. For fresh perspectives, visit our The Morning After webpage.

We believe that in view of the result of the United Kingdom’s referendum on EU membership, the cultural connection between the UK and other European nations will remain vital, and can help to build confidence and trust in whatever political and economic settlement is finally reached.” Rebecca Walton, Director EU Region, British Council.

The UK currently remains a member of the EU, and we continue to meet our obligations and receive relevant funding. However, we understand that there will be questions about the broader impact of the referendum. Many of these questions will need to be considered as part of wider discussion about the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Where we can provide further information, we will do so.