Exactly one year on from the EU referendum, Cambridgeshire MEP Alex Mayer joined local people at Eson Café, Chesterton Community College to give the key speech at an Active Citizens Together meeting.
The Active Citizens Together project, which has been running for 2 years, encourages European citizens to get involved with the diverse and vibrant community activities in their local area.
Ms Mayer spoke about her role as a Member of the European Parliament and took questions from young people concerned about their uncertain future in the UK following the Brexit vote.
The Labour MEP said: “I want to reassure EU citizens living in Cambridge that unlike the Conservative Government, who are treating them as bargaining chips, at a European level we are doing everything possible to safeguard their rights and their future. Earlier this week I heard from the EU's chief Brexit negotiator who said again that for him, "citizens first" will always be his watchwords.
“As Active Citizens Together shows, EU nationals living in Cambridge don't just work here but play a full and active part in our community. That is what makes Cambridge such an amazing place to live and why we should protect and celebrate this."