On-line briefings on EU citizens’ rights from 29 April until mid-May
Citizens’ Rights Project have organised a series of free on-line seminars on EU citizens’ rights. The webinars will focus mainly on the ‘Settled Status’ scheme under which EU citizens currently in the UK can get a permanent right to stay in the country. The series of five webinars will run from 29 April until mid-May, and will feature a range of legal and other experts. Each webinar will run for an hour, with time for Q & A.
The first seminar, at 1600 on 29 April will look at the overall picture of “EU citizens’ rights in the UK under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement”. The speaker will be advocate, Mark Lazarowicz, who has represented EU citizens in a number of cases involving citizens’ rights. You can book your space here.
Visit our events page to check the dates and speakers of the next on-line seminars.
Online information sessions in April
In response to the need of information during the coronavirus lockdown we have decided to launch online information sessions on EU Settlement Scheme. Sessions will be streamed live on our Facebook page every Tuesday in April at 17:30.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak
Due to a global pandemic of Coronavirus we have decided to postpone all our events until further notice. All CRP staff are working from home to make sure that EU citizens have access to the essencial information about their rights. We strognly advise to everyone to stay at home when it’s possible to reduce the spread of the virus.
We recommend visiting the NHS Scotland website for guidance: https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus. We have also gathered some useful links in the section Popular resources on the main page.
Please stay safe and we hope to see you soon on our next event once the coronavirus threat is gone!
Outreach events in February
Do you need support or know someone who needs help with the EU Settlement Scheme? Join one of our next events in Oban, Galashiels, Elgin or Clydebank on 8, 10, 15 and 17 of February, respectively. More information about each session here.
Become a Settled Angel
We are still looking for volunteers for our Settled Scotland project to help us reaching vulnerable EU and EEA nationals across Scotland and, if needed, provide assistance with the settled or pre-settled status application process. Successful applicants will receive relevant training on the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as the information and resources available, with the aim of becoming registered under the OISC Level 1 (limited to the EUSS) Preferred profiles are community leaders, caseworkers and/or local organisers with experience in social work or similar (i.e: citizens’s rights, community development, cultural integration and diversity, migrant issues, vulnerable individuals and communities, etc) If you wish to apply, fill in this application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional funding to support EU citizens and their advisers
The Scottish Government has funded Citizens Rights Project with £50,000 to deliver further information events across Scotland for EU/EEA Citizens and their families, and third sector and local government workers, until March 2020. The new series of events will start this week with one outreach event in collaboration with Govan Housing Association in Glasgow and two briefing events for third sector workers in Edinburgh and Glasgow. For more information visit this link.
New report: ‘EU Settled Status: lessons from Scotland
The insights from this paper derive from the work undertaken by the Citizens Rights Project in Scotland between February 2018 and April 2019. You can read the report here.
New support for EU27 citizens in the Lothians
We are happy to announce that together with Feniks Counselling, Personal Development and Support Services Ltd. we received funds to support EU27 citizens in the Lothians in applying for “settled status.”
Support package from the Scottish Government
The Scottish Government published “a package of support” for EU citizens. You can find resources here. You can also find a letter of support from the First Minister translated into German, Polish, Spanish and French here.