Is the third sector ready to support Europeans amidst current social changes? Join us to discuss key issues.
The experience of being European in the UK is changing: and so, therefore, is the role of the third sector in attending to the needs of our communities. But are we adapting adequately to the changing needs of our population? Do we understand the potential implications of current changes on the groups we serve?
Tens of thousands of individuals could slip outside of the ‘system’ and become undocumented in the wake of the new Settlement Scheme. This will affect all of us, as more and more people falling out of state support will mean more people reliant on the third sector. The rise of hate crime and discrimination divides our communities, and lack of representation of Europeans and their issues means that voices don’t get heard.
New Europeans and the Brexit Civil Society Alliance invite charities, voluntary and community organisations to a seminar and discussion panel to explore topics of issues faced by Europeans, and their implications on the third sector.
We are particularly keen to invite those who don’t already know about the Settlement Scheme and who want to learn more about the impact of this on their clients.
- New Europeans’ report launch: is London’s voluntary sector ready to support Europeans accessing the Settlement Scheme?
- Presentations and discussions on:
1) EU Settlement Scheme: the risk of becoming undocumented - Zoe Gardner (JCWI)
2) The potential impact on Europeans of changes in benefits - Martin Williams (CPAG)
3) Europeans Experience of the Settlement application - Nazek Ramadan (Migrant Voice)
4) Lack of representation and community cohesion - Nishan Dzhingozyan (Bulgarian Social and Cultural Association)
- These will be followed by 5 break out sessions, during which the groups share the experiences they have with EU citizens groups and suggestions for policy activity and service delivery solutions in boroughs and by the GLA.
- Feedback and suggestions for action