Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (AIRE) Centre

EU Citizens rights in the UK

Since Brexit, demand for our specialist legal services is higher than ever. We are now receiving thousands of requests every year for legal advice Our project aims to counter the systemic discrimination faced by EU migrants by providing clear independent and impartial legal advice to EU nationals.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1090336)

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Situation

The project will seek to answer a whole series of practical and legal questions, after some three million EU citizens in Britain have been “left in limbo” since the referendum. We will address issues such as “What legal status will people have? When is the cut-off date and what rights should EU citizens expect to secure post Brexit to ensure they are not discriminated against. What about family reunification rights? Voting rights? And the position of students?

Solution

We will increase the number of written responses to individuals queries, and questions from 2nd tier advice agencies, from 500 to 700 per year. We will look at developing website tools that can provide practical information to the public without their needing to obtain a formal piece of legal advice. We will aim to develop a series of forums and workshops so that we can promote awareness of rights to empower EU citizens and the front line organisations assisting them.