AS the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to drum up support for his Brexit deal this week, organisations in Spain have prepared a number of events for British expats.
The UK and Gibraltar are still set to leave the EU on October 31, despite a withdrawal agreement still not formalised with just 16 days to go until B-day.
For Brits living in Spain, many crucial issues like pensions and how to prepare for Brexit still remain hanging in the balance.
But help is here in the form of numerous dedicated expat groups, as well as events organised by the British Embassy and the UK Government.
Here is a list of the crucial local and national Brexit dates for your diary:
British Embassy Facebook Live Q&A – 16 October, 17:00pm
The Embassy holds its fourth Facebook Live Q&A with new ambassador Hugh Elliott and Lorna Geddie, Regional Consular Policy Adviser.
They will be online tomorrow to answer your questions in real time, along with Sarah Owen from the Embassy’s healthcare team.
You can send your questions to the Embassy ahead of the event HERE.
Costa Discussion Group meeting, Fuengirola – October 18, 18:30pm to 20:00pm
This event, titled ‘Brexit & expats in Spain’, covers pensions, freedom of movement, finance and other crucial issues for Brits in Spain after Brexit.
At least 20 people are expected to attend the group’s first autumn meeting, with expats from across Europe having attended in the past.
Cafeteria Manila, Paseo Maritimo rey de España, 77, Los Boliches
La Linea Brexit protest – October 19, 12:30pm
Organised by the Socio-Cultural Association of Spanish Workers in Gibraltar (Ascteg), this protest calls on workers to down tools and join in and make their feelings known.
A march will begin in Plaza de la Iglesia and travel to the Plaza de la Constitucion, without getting too close to the border so it doesn’t cause congestion.
Brexit Emergency meeting, Almuñecar – October 21, 17:30pm
This meet-up will be attended by the vice consul in Malaga and is a chance for expats to express any worries and concerns they may have over Brexit.
The event will be conducted in English and Spanish and will be attended by representatives of a number of local political parties.
It is organised by Bremain in Spain and Almuñecar Town Hall.
Those wishing to attend should email [email protected]
Calle Puerta de Granada, 5, 18690 Almuñecar, Granada
UK nationals working in Education, Madrid – October 21, 18:30pm
This free event organised by the British Embassy is aimed at Brits working in education in Spain.
It features a panel discussion, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Those appearing include Tim Hemmings, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy; Lorna Geddie, Regional Consular Policy Advisor, British Embassy; Adrian Massam, President, National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS); Aidan O’Toole, President, Federacion Española de Centros de Enseñanza de Idiomas (FECEI) and Mark Howard, Director, British Council.
CaixaForum, Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid
British Consulate pop-up Q&A events – various dates
Coffee Break for Ladies Inland, Restaurante – October 18, 11am to 1pm, Restaurante La Parrilla de Pepe, Coin
Camping Villamar Benidorm, Ctra. Albir, km. 0,300, 03503 Benidorm – October 22, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Saydo Market, Mollina, Malaga – October 23, 9am to 12pm
Caravaning Club La Manga, Salida 11 Carretera La Manga, 30385 La Manga del Mar Menor – October 23, 9:30am to 2:30pm
The Blue Bakery, Velez-Malaga – October 24, 9:30am to 12:30pm
La Casa de las Tejerinas, Plaza de las Flores, Estepona – October 29, 10:30am to 13:30pm
If you think we may have missed out an event, please let us know at [email protected]