Update on activities to support EU citizens in Scotland

(adapted from an email from the EU Citizens’ Rights Project)

The national lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak, unfortunately, prevents us from traveling around Scotland with our free information sessions. Many EU citizens and their families however still require information and support with their EU Settlement Scheme applications. In response to their needs, Citizens’ Rights Project has decided to launch an online information and support service. This will be offered in different forms:

  1. We are delivering live information sessions on our Facebook page in the form of presentation and Q&As. The regular information sessions are provided in several languages and the next upcoming sessions are:

Please share the posters at the bottom of this post.

  1. We have launched a multilingual online 1-2-1 service for people that require assistance with their EUSS application. After consultations with OISC, we have developed an online support system providing safety and confidentiality for our clients. Anyone who would like to speak with our OISC level 1 (limited to EUSS) advisers can contact us on info@citizensrightsproject.org. We have attached some online promotional resources to this email if you would like to promote them with your network. Let us know if you require these in other languages, and we can get them translated for you.
  2. We are open to cooperating with all organisations and communities in Scotland to deliver smaller online information and support sessions tailored to particular requirements. This can be provided through an online software as a meeting or webinar in a friendly form for those with limited technological skills. We are also happy to share our resources for distribution among EU citizens and organisations working with them.

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Briefing events on Brexit, citizens’ rights and the EU Settlement Scheme for local authorities in Edinburgh

(adapted from an email from EU Citizens Rights Project: www.citizensrightsproject.org)

EU Citizens Rights Project has partnered with COSLA and the International Office for Migration (IOM) in Scotland to offer a series of briefing events about Brexit, citizens’ rights and the EU settlement scheme for local authorities, including community councils.

The first session is in Edinburgh on Monday 11 of November from 09:30 – 12:30 in Augustine United Church (Studio Room), 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL.

You can register your interest here.

Attendees will be signposted to any relevant materials and support tools, such as Home Office toolkits, and specific advice services for citizens who need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

These free briefing sessions will:

  • Give attendees a clear understanding of the EU Settlement Scheme (the new immigration status that EU citizens will need to apply for after Brexit)
  • Explain the changes to EU citizens’ status, and when these will come into effect
  • Explain possible changes to EU citizens’ rights to work, study, access public services, and to vote.
  • Signpost sources of further information and support from COSLA, Citizens Advice Scotland, IOM and others.
  • Give practical information on the steps EU citizens, and the organisations that work with them, can take to resolve any problems.

If you have any questions, please contact the project team at info@citizensrightsproject.org

Yours faithfully

Noelia Martínez
Project Coordinator
EU Citizens Rights Project