19/06/18 10:17 Filed in: Events
Chris Benn gave a talk about the future rights of EU citizens in the UK following Brexit to the My Life My Say (MLMS) organisation; the event was billed as a Brexit Café discussion and took place in central London.
MLMS is a youth-led, non-partisan charity on a mission to rebrand politics and evolve relationships between young people and decision-makers. MLMS is best known for championing the voice of 4.5 million young Brits in the Brexit negotiations and the organisation is also an active member of the UK Government’s National Democracy Council. Given the highly significant impact and Brexit will have on young people the evening included very interesting and stimulating points, not just the actual legal rights that the EU citizens will have in the UK, but also about the feelings, concerns and issues that young EU citizens see themselves facing with as we move forwards into post-Brexit UK society.
11/06/18 15:53 Filed in: Events
On 27 May 2018 we attended EU citizens' rights information session event in Thetford. Over 30 people from the Eastern European bloc of countries attended. While we hope to have answered all the questions and responded to all the concerns of those who attended, the information they gave us on their rights and the settled status process was extremely valuable and will be fed back into our work with the European Commission Representation in the UK. We thank the hard work of the co-organisers, Inspire Focus, for this event. We look forward to more events organised by everyone here so that we can continue to grow communications and ensuring the settled status process works for everyone.
06/06/18 10:31 Filed in: Events
Christopher Benn gave a talk on EU Citizens' Rights to The Signpost to Polish Success (SPS) East Midlands po Polsku charity in in Nottingham on Monday, 21 May 2018. The evening began with a short presentation on the proposed UK government settled status scheme followed by an animated video about the scheme produced by the EU Commission Representation in the UK. Following the presentations the evening progressed to a detailed question and answer session covering the impact of the draft withdrawal agreement on EU citizens' in the UK as well as questions about the current EU law system in place at the present time. There were a broad range of topics covered including many questions about how the proposed settled status scheme will work in practice. The range of these questions shows the importance of providing outreach information sessions to all sectors of EU citizens in the UK. The feedback received on the session was overwhelmingly positive with consensus from those who attended that they understood the importance on following Brexit developments with respect of the new system as the vast majority of EU citizens in this country are going be affected.