Living Rights is a two-year project to encourage the successful inclusion and participation of EU citizens living in the UK. It is funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union.
To achieve this, the project will deliver information activities aimed at equipping EU citizens, public officials, local politicians and policymakers with clear, accessible and tailored information on EU rights.
What the project does
The project activities include:
Awareness-raising events for EU citizens in the UK on their rights here
'One stop shop' outreach sessions, to help resolve day-to-day issues
Workshops for public officials, to increase awareness of EU citizens’ needs
‘Town Hall’ meetings to encourage civic engagement of EU citizens in the UK
Networking events for policy practitioners on systemic barriers to mobility
Why we do it
When people are more aware of their rights, this can improve their lives by:
Assisting EU citizens in the UK to exercise their rights in a lawful, meaningful way
Empowering EU citizens to access information, advice and support before problems worsen and become extremely complex
Reducing barriers to accessing services by having better-informed public officials at the forefront
Increasing the civic engagement of EU citizens in the UK through activities such as volunteering, voting, or taking part in local community initiatives
Gathering data on the barriers EU citizens face when accessing their rights, to inform policy and services.
New Europeans is delivering the Living Rights Project in collaboration with ten partner organisations across the UK:
Law Centres Network (National)
East European Advice Centre (London)
Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) (East Anglia)
Lambeth Law Centre (London)
Harrow Law Centre (London)
Avon & Bristol Law Centre (South West England)
Coventry Law Centre (East Midlands)
Derbyshire Law Centre (East Midlands)
Newcastle Law Centre (North East England)
Ethnic Minorities Law Centre (Glasgow)
For more information, see the Living Rights Project website on the Law Centres Network page.
The project is funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union