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.
About this initiative
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 the fair treatment of EU citizens living the UK and UK citizens living in the other countries of the EU.
As part of the partnership, an internship programme was launched in the summer of 2016 that entails the hosting of two students per year at ECAS’ offices in Brussels and the production of research to support public interest issues in the legal and policy debate on the changing relations between the UK and the EU.
The main idea behind the Observatory is to produce and disseminate evidence-based information to support and advocate for a citizen-friendly outcome of the Brexit negotiations. In addition, the CBO offers direct support to EU citizens through the association with Law Centres Network.
- Study on ‘Losing EU Citizenship: Implications, Options, Alternatives’;
- ‘Consequences of Brexit on the EU Arrest Warrant and Extradition Procedures’ (currently being finalized);
- Harvesting views and concerns of citizens affected by Brexit through voluntary surveys and questionnaires;
- Seminars and campaigns to publicise research results and advocate for a citizen-friendly Brexit.
Free legal aid
If you are an EU citizen living in the UK and you require free legal advice you can contact the following Law Centres:
- Lambeth Law Centre
- Harrow Law Centre
- Derbyshire Law Centre
- Newcastle Law Centre
- Central England Law Centre / Birmingham
- Southwark Law Centre
- Islington Law Centre
- Glasgow – Legal Services Agency
If you are an EU citizen, or a family member, encountering problems when moving within the EU, you can contact the EU Rights Clinic