European citizens and Scotland: their issues, concerns & future prospects – conference

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European citizens and Scotland: their issues, concerns & future prospects – conference

May 9, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Citizens’ Rights Project invites everyone to our conference “European Citizens in Scotland” which will take place in Edinburgh, on the morning of Tuesday 9 May.


This event will be held in person, and will look at the contribution EU and other European citizens make to Scotland, and highlight the key issues and future prospects for those European communities in Scotland.

The topics that the conference will cover will include:

  • The make-up of the European citizens’ community in Scotland (numbers, nationality, location, immigration status, participation in the democratic process)
  • The experiences of migrants living in Scotland accessing benefits and other forms of support, with particular reference to EU citizens with pre-settled status
  • The experience of young EU citizens in Scotland after Brexit
  • The lessons of the Covid-19 experience for future policy on improving service provision for migrant and minority ethnic communities in Scotland generally
  • The contribution European citizens make to Scotland’s community and society.

There will also be a presentation on the EU UK Youth Stronger Together project, co-funded by the European Union, which offers young people aged 15 – 30 from the EU and the UK opportunities to connect, cooperate, influence, and implement change together on issues of common interest.

We will also give a short presentation on the future programme and plans of the Citizens Rights Project.

Details of the programme for the day, and our speakers, are given in the Eventbrite link for the event, see here. As you will see from the link, we have an excellent range of speakers for the day.

There is no booking fee for the conference, but we would ask you to register as soon as you can, as places are limited. Please register here.

This event is being held on ‘Europe Day’, and it will be an excellent opportunity to find out about the key issues and concerns faced by EU and other European citizens in Scotland. And for those who represent or work with those EU and other European citizens, this event will be an opportunity to highlight your views and experiences.

The event will run from 0900 to 1300 and will be held in the premises of the Institut Francais/Consulate-General of France, in central Edinburgh. We are grateful to the Institut/Consulate-General for partnering with us in this event.


Citizens Rights Project
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French Institute of Scotland
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh, EH1 1RF United Kingdom
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