Citizens Rights’ Project update

According to its website, the CRP provides ‘information, advice and support for EU citizens in Scotland’. Text from its latest emailed newsletter is reproduced below.

We want to hear from you

We need your help to make sure the needs and concerns of EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, and their family members, living in Scotland are taken on board by those who make decisions which affect them. Citizens’ Rights Project wants to hear about people’s experience whilst applying for the EU Settlement Scheme. We also want hear from those who need to apply, but haven’t done it yet.  People can follow this link to complete our online survey ‘Let’s Settle This’: Take the survey

Alternatively, they are also welcome to submit their testimonials via email or talk through the points via video or voice mail. They can send the files to info@citizensrightsproject.org. Those interested, will need to submit their answers by 12pm on Thursday, 30th July.
Our findings will be submitted anonymously, to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, who is currently investigating the operation of the EU Settlement Scheme.

Webinar on British naturalisation

Many EU citizens has approached us with questions about British nationality. This is why we have joined forces with the Lanarkshire Community Law Centre and we have put together a webinar that will take place on Thursday, 6th August at 4PM via zoom. You can register for this event here.

Q&A with minister Ben MacPherson

This event will be an opportunity to ask questions and raise any concerns about Scottish Government policies which are relevant to the needs and concern of EU citizens in Scotland. The Q&A will take place on Tuesday, 4th August at 5PM. For more info and to register, visit this link.

A survey for migrant workers in Scottish farms

Fife Migrants Forum (FMF) and Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) are undertaking outreach work and conducting a study on farm workers’ experiences in Scottish farms. They are looking for study participants to fill in a survey and answer some questions afterwards either in person or via the internet. Their time will be compensated.

The findings will be reported back to the Scottish Government, so they have a greater understanding of seasonal labour and what is required to ensure the sustainability of the agricultural industry into the future.

You can access their survey in different languages here.

A migrant’s advisory panel

Just Citizens, a project by JustRights Scotland, are looking to recruit a migrant-led network group of about 10 people to help their team explore what a fairer, more just type of citizenship might look like in Scotland.

You will help advise on their legal, policy, campaigning and communications work around citizenship – your views will be reflected in the work they do. They are also interested in hearing from native Scots who want to work in solidarity with migrants, and who understand the experience of being marginalised.

To find out more information about what you will get in return and how to register your interest, read this blog post.

Support the Citizens’ Rights Project crowdfunder

We’re able to do much of the important work that we do because of the grants that we have received from the Scottish Government. However, those grants do not cover all our costs, and there are other initiatives we would like to undertake to protect the rights of EU citizens in Scotland. We have therefore launched a crowdfunder to help pay for those extra costs. If you wish to donate, you can do it here.

We would like to thank the 77 people who have already made donations to the crowdfunder, but we need to raise more funds. Please do make a donation, big or small, and also pass on details to your contacts.

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