EU citizens’ rights project

Public Policy Events has teamed up with a range of organisations in a project aimed at providing advice and information for EU citizens in Scotland.

There are more than 200,000 people in Scotland who are nationals of other EU member states. Many of them are concerned about what will happen after Brexit.

This project provides basic advice and information for EU citizens in Scotland. We have produced an information factsheet, which is being produced in a number of European languages.

We’ve already held information days – public consultation and awareness events – in a number of cities in Scotland – Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. We’re now planning a second series of events. The first of these will be in Lerwick, Shetland, on Tuesday 4 September, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Further details of the Lerwick event can be found here, together with a registration form. You don’t have to register, but, as places are limited, you can make sure you have a place by booking in advance.

You can also download a publicity leaflet for the Lerwick event here.

Each event features expert speakers followed by a Question and Answer session.

The panel of speakers at each event includes legal, civic society, and EU policy experts. As well as the panel session, information leaflets from the European Commission, advice agencies, and citizens’ rights groups are available to take away.

There’s a brief report of our first event (Inverness, 14 April 2018) here . Similar events were held in Edinburgh (28 April), Aberdeen (30 April) and Glasgow (Wednesday 2 May). All the events were free and open to the public, and each of them was very well attended both by EU nationals, and by others interested or concerned about the issues.

You can find out more about our future plans on this website, and also on twitter @CitzRights and our Facebook Page @EURightsProject.

The project is being run for the Citizens’ Rights Project by Public Policy Events in association with New Europeans Scotland, Migrants Scotland, Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council, Polish Cultural Festival Association, and the Centre for Scottish Public Policy.

Media partner: emito.net

We have received financial assistance for this project from the European Commission Office in Scotland.

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