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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.

ECAS NGO - 18/03/2018 10:30

Jobseekers, part-time workers, students and the self-employed often face difficulties obtaining residence documents… https://t.co/RvtcZO4cmc

ECAS NGO - 17/03/2018 12:38

In 2017, we fought to strengthen #EUrights and #DigitalDemocracy across the EU, including #Brexit and citizens' rig… https://t.co/TcDSrFZlB7

ECAS NGO - 17/03/2018 12:29

We announced the first ever #EU level #crowdsourcing pilot on #AirQuality at our 4th annual #DigitalDemocracy Day o… https://t.co/tSBR5eC19E

ECAS NGO - 17/03/2018 09:37

RT @JenniferMerode: Will there be a Brexit transition deal next week? More likely than not, imo, but UK will get political deal, not legall…

ECAS NGO - 17/03/2018 05:59

RT @The3Million: The government of #Gibraltar has warned that it could rescind the #citizensrights and protections enjoyed by EU nationals…

ECAS NGO - 16/03/2018 15:51

Virtual #Erasmus+ is a great idea to expand the reach of the programme. Read our recommendations for making… https://t.co/V8LXsbcIaE

ECAS NGO - 16/03/2018 15:25

Registration for #ECIDay2018 is now open! We'll be there to launch a #ECI online platform with @TimmermansEU,… https://t.co/NhUx3VqJBZ

ECAS NGO - 16/03/2018 13:01

Non-EU family members of #EUcitizens are often denied entry rights in the EU due to the inconsistent and erroneous… https://t.co/3Zi7WT7EJO

ECAS NGO - 16/03/2018 11:24

RT @Razprave_EU: ⚡️ Twitter moment “EUCROWD conference-type workshop in #Helsinki” organized by @AvoinMinisterio and @ra__mu https://t.co/o

ECAS NGO - 16/03/2018 10:38

In 2017, we fought to strengthen #EUrights and #DigitalDemocracy across the EU, including #Brexit and citizens' rig… https://t.co/7b4RDVzsW0

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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