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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

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


Empowering citizens in order to create a more inclusive and stronger European Union by:

  • Promoting and defending citizens’ rights.
  • Developing and supporting mechanisms to increase citizens’ and citizen organisations’ democratic participation in, and engagement with, the EU.


An inclusive, transparent, citizen-centric and democratic European Union in which citizens’ rights are at the heart of decision making at all levels and in which citizens are informed, consulted and actively participate.


  • 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.

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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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