Research and policy

EU Settlement Scheme: Citizen Report [July 2020]

We submitted the report EU Settlement Scheme: Citizen Report to the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) at the end of July 2020, in response to their “call for evidence”, which will make recommendations to the Home Secretary Regarding the EUSS overall governance, efficiency and communication.

We investigated the experiences of EU nationals when applying for the EUSS and reported on our findings, as wells as concerns, recommendations and needs when raising awareness online and face-to-face around Scotland, among citizens, but also representatives, local authorities and third sector organisations.

This report describes the findings of that exercise, which were obtained via a combination of direct communication and an online survey ‘Let’s Settle This’. It gives valuable insight into how participants have experience the EUSS, some of whom are vulnerable or have faced challenges due to a lack of service provision or awareness of those challenges.

Brexit and EU citizens’ in Scotland: Impacts, challenges and support needs [January 2019]

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 launched a research project. It involved 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 preliminary report was presented to central and local government, other key decisions makers, and to Scotland’s civic society more generally, who contributed to the research on an event on 10.12.2018 in Edinburgh.

The study was led by Dr. Paulina Trevena, an experienced researcher who specialises in EU migration to the UK and Scotland

You can find the report here: Brexit and EU citizens’ in Scotland: Impacts, challenges and support needs.

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

Read the press release about the report

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