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Citizen Brexit Observatory

The Citizen Brexit Observatory

The European Citizen Action Service, University of Sheffield School of Law and Law Centres Network
have joined forces to create the Citizen Brexit Observatory in order to support fair treatment of EU citizens
living in the UK, and UK citizens living in the other countries of the EU.

To safeguard and help enforce
EU Citizens’ Rights

What is the #BestBrexit4U? Join the discussion!

In partnership with the European Disability Forum, the EU Rights Clinic and New Europeans, ECAS has produced a comprehensive analysis of the impact of different Brexit scenarios on citizens´rights. We have set up a Facebook group to engage in a discussion with citizens like you about your concerns regarding Brexit and the rights you would like to see preserved in whichever deal is finally reached. We welcome all your comments at #BestBrexit4U. These will feed into a manifesto that will be presented to EU negotiators at a conference in Brussels in June 2017. We thank you in advance for your feedback!

The European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) is an international, Brussels-based non-profit organisation with a pan-European membership and 26 years of experience.


ECAS empowers citizens to exercise their rights and promotes open and inclusive decision-making through the provision of high quality advice, research and advocacy, as well as capacity-building for civil society organisations.


ECAS aspires to be the EU Resource Centre on citizens’ rights, campaigning for an inclusive, transparent and democratic Europe, where the benefits of EU citizenship can be fully tapped.


  • Non-partisanship: Free from affiliation with any political party.
  • Professionalism: Striving for excellence in all aspects of our work.
  • Empowerment: Enabling citizens to understand and utilise their rights.
  • Inclusiveness: Ensuring that all EU citizens can fully enjoy their rights.
  • Innovation: Applying unique and modern solutions.

ECAS NGO - 11/12/2017 17:08

Interesting look at the strength of #populism in Europe and the challenge it poses to the #EU. https://t.co/rkbmhXYF23

ECAS NGO - 11/12/2017 16:52

RT @The3Million: EU member states have no right to deport EU citizens for being homeless, the @EU_Commission has said, raising urgent quest…

ECAS NGO - 11/12/2017 16:23

RT @maurostriano: A spokesman for the @EU_Commission confirmed to @Independent that it is investigating the @ukhomeoffice deportations poli…

ECAS NGO - 11/12/2017 14:30

What does the #BrexitDeal mean for #citizensrights and EU citizenship? Read the in-depth expert analysis of… https://t.co/RMl0MSDjdz

ECAS NGO - 11/12/2017 10:48

"I find it completely discriminatory and I'm ashamed to be a Swede chairing @EP_Petitions and having to admit that… https://t.co/kfFWUH2jP7

ECAS NGO - 11/12/2017 08:49

RT @ELIANT: Scientific references & material of our conference on #digitalisation can be found at our website! How digital technologies cou…

ECAS NGO - 10/12/2017 11:57

RT @EU_Commission: Your voice matters. Play a part in tackling fake news: follow the link and share your views in the questionnaire. https:…

ECAS NGO - 10/12/2017 11:55

What are the alternatives to #EUcitizenship for 'static' UK nationals? Read our latest #Brexit study on the rights… https://t.co/JFEMyLyKFo

ECAS NGO - 09/12/2017 13:13

RT @The3Million: One of the most moving articles on the experiences & fears of EU nationals in the UK since the referendum we have read in…

ECAS NGO - 09/12/2017 12:05

Despite #Brexit agreement on #citizensrights, there is a lot of distrust towards UK government among #EUcitizens fr… https://t.co/ruNkKrYRUi

What We Do

  1. We give free legal advice to citizens and businesses on EU issues through Your Europe Advice.
  2. We help citizens to resolve problems with free movement in the EU through the EU Rights Clinic.
  3. We provide free assistance to European Citizen Initiative organisers via the ECI Support Center.
  4. We help EU citizens engage with EU policy-making using digital democracy tools.
  5. Our Knowledge Center helps EU citizens find relevant information about internal EU Migration and the European Citizens’ Initiative.
  6. We provide in-depth guidance to make EU funding available for civil society initiatives.
  7. Our Triple A initiative informs, advises and helps citizens in South Eastern Europe to enforce their rights.
  8. We support participatory democracy beyond the EU.
  9. ECAS provides on-demand and tailor-made advice, training and support to civil society organizations.
  10. We cooperate with civil society organisations to increase citizens’ impact on EU policies.


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