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 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. Continue reading

Briefing events on Brexit, citizens’ rights and the EU Settlement Scheme for local authorities in Edinburgh

(adapted from an email from EU Citizens Rights Project:

EU Citizens Rights Project has partnered with COSLA and the International Office for Migration (IOM) in Scotland to offer a series of briefing events about Brexit, citizens’ rights and the EU settlement scheme for local authorities, including community councils.

The first session is in Edinburgh on Monday 11 of November from 09:30 – 12:30 in Augustine United Church (Studio Room), 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL.

You can register your interest here.

Attendees will be signposted to any relevant materials and support tools, such as Home Office toolkits, and specific advice services for citizens who need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

These free briefing sessions will:

  • Give attendees a clear understanding of the EU Settlement Scheme (the new immigration status that EU citizens will need to apply for after Brexit)
  • Explain the changes to EU citizens’ status, and when these will come into effect
  • Explain possible changes to EU citizens’ rights to work, study, access public services, and to vote.
  • Signpost sources of further information and support from COSLA, Citizens Advice Scotland, IOM and others.
  • Give practical information on the steps EU citizens, and the organisations that work with them, can take to resolve any problems.

If you have any questions, please contact the project team at

Yours faithfully

Noelia Martínez
Project Coordinator
EU Citizens Rights Project