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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.

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.

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Contact

Huw Longton
Tel:  +32 2 548 04 92
huw.longton@ecas.org

Upcoming

  • 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.

News

Our Director’s Participation at “Post-Brexit Europe: What’s Next for Youth Mobility?”

Last month, the event entitled Post-Brexit Europe: What’s Next for Youth Mobility? hosted by Volonteurope and Volunteering Matters gathered experts, campaigners and volunteers actively working to ensure that the rights of young people are protected after Brexit negotiations. As a speaker on the panel entitled “Campaigns information and advocacy for the future of mobility“, our Director Assya…

EU Rights Clinic Petition Urges the European Parliament to Ensure Stronger Protection of Citizens’ Rights After Brexit

This week, the EU Rights Clinic, ECAS and 80 signatories submitted a petition calling the European Parliament to immediate action, to address specific gaps and omissions still featuring in the draft Withdrawal Agreement, concerning the protection of some categories of citizens’ rights after the Brexit date. Given the lack of progress in handling citizens rights’ protection,…

ECAS’ Brexit Takeaways Continue to Feature in Media Outlets

Last week, ECAS featured in the UK Business Insider, quoting information on free movement rights extracted from our 2017 study ‘5 Takeaways on Brexit‘. The infographic reporting citizens’ rights in EU relations (designed by Margherita Gagliardi), originally featured in Europe Street News (full list below). Last year, ECAS joined efforts with three other partners – New…

EU Rights Clinic Calls for Further Protections of Citizens’ Rights in Phase 2 of Brexit Negotiations

The EU Rights Clinic has submitted a letter to President of the European Council Donald Tusk calling on the Council to instruct the European Commission to continue negotiations on citizens’ rights in the second phase of Brexit negotiations and to address those matters related to citizens’ rights that were not addressed in the interim deal that concluded…

Charles Goerens: We Should Never Say No to Associate Citizenship

The Brexit negotiations to date have focused on the rights of ‘mobile’ EU and UK nationals – that is, EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU27 – whilst the rights of ‘static’ UK nationals, those who have not exercised their right to free movement, have been left for the second stage…

EU Rights Clinic Calls For Rights of Family Members and Carers of EU Citizens to be Safeguarded Post-Brexit

Today, as part of the EU Rights Clinic, ECAS has submitted letters to the European Commission’s Taskforce on Article 50 and the European Parliament’s Brexit Steering Group to express concerns about the protections granted to the rights of EU citizens and their family members and carers living in the UK following the recent agreement reached by the…

EU Citizens’ Rights and EU Citizenship Loss under the Brexit Divorce Deal

On Friday 8 December, negotiators for the UK and EU released a joint report on stage one of the Brexit negotiations, detailing, among other things, the post-Brexit prospects for EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU. Friday’s terms go several steps further than a UK government paper issued last June on…

EU and UK Finally Reach Agreement on Citizens’ Post-Brexit Rights

After months of protracted and painful negotiations, there is finally a deal in the Brexit negotiations on citizens’ rights. The rights of EU citizens in the UK – and UK citizens in the EU – to live, work and study will remain the same, and they will retain the right to family reunification, healthcare and…

Brexit’s Forgotten Citizens: Alternatives to EU Citizenship for ‘Static’ UK Nationals

Following the UK’s Brexit referendum on 23 June 2016 and the vote to leave the EU, the rights and status of UK nationals living in the EU27 and EU nationals has been the subject of much debate. Yet, whilst the right to reside has been much discussed, the legal consequences of Brexit for EU Citizenship demands…

Brexit & the European Arrest Warrant: How Will Change Affect the Interests of Citizens?

The UK’s decision to leave the EU on 23 June 2016 and the triggering of Article 50 TEU to start the process on 29 March 2017 were decisive moments in British and European history, with great consequences for the relationship and coordination between the two across many policy areas. The ‘Area of Freedom, Security and…

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