The result of referendum on the United Kingdom’s EU membership has created uncertainty in the lives of EU citizens residing in the UK. Many have been asking questions about the application of EU law and what their EU rights are now and what they are going to be in the future. The outcome of phase 1 (the Joint Report) of the negotiations under Article 50 TEU on the UK’s orderly withdrawal from the EU and the publication of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement has provided some clarity on these issues.
The contents of these documents are not yet very well known by EU citizens residing in the UK. Therefore engagement by the charity, voluntary, private, and social sector groups, through publicly held events will help EU citizens, and the British public, to understand EU rights in the context of Brexit.
The aim is to ensure EU citizens, and all those connected to the lives of EU citizens, understand their current EU rights, to learn what their rights will be after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, what will be expected from EU citizens when making a ‘settled status' application, and to provide general reassurance that EU citizens residing lawfully in the UK prior to the UK’s withdrawal will have their rights protected.
If you are a business and you would like to hold a similar event for your employees, please contact us to speak to us about how we can support you.
Local Community Group Events
If you are a local community group, local community representative or charity organisation, and you would like to hold a similar event, you can request a solicitor to attend for free via the EC Rep's project with the Law Centres Network, see here for further details.
Resources and Documentation
Please see here for a list of resources on EU law, the settled status process and Home Office systems. You will also find a list of third party websites providing free advice to EU citizens and the settled status process.