What support do EU citizens in Scotland need to deal with Brexit? What challenges related to Brexit do they and those working with them currently face? To what extent are they aware of their rights post-Brexit? What longer term challenges but also opportunities do EU Citizens in Scotland expect in result of Brexit?

To help answer these questions we are launching a research project. The aim is to identify the needs and concerns of EU27 citizens in Scotland in the period leading up to Brexit, and during the transition period thereafter. The research will involve community consultations and focus group discussions on issues raised by Brexit and the resultant longer term opportunities and challenges for EU27 citizens in Scotland.

The study is led by Dr. Paulina Trevena, an experienced researcher who specialises in EU migration to the UK and Scotland, the author of Attracting and retaining migrants in post-Brexit Scotland is a social integration strategy the answer?, among others. The results will be published in a report with conclusions and recommendations for action aimed at Government, business, civic society, and EU27 citizens’ organisations in Scotland. The report will be presented to central and local government, other key decisions makers, and to Scotland’s civic society more generally during an event on 10.12.2018 in Edinburgh.

Through our project, we hope to raise awareness of issues arising as a result of Brexit for EU27 citizens in Scotland.

Interested in our research? You can contribute through coming along to one of our information sessions linked with community consultations or through taking part in a focus group discussion. To sign up for the focus groups, write to us: