Living Rights Project
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.
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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
- Community champions to take social and civic rights information into their communities
- 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.
Law Centres Network is delivering the Living Rights Project in collaboration with ten partner organisations across the UK:
- New Europeans (national)
- East European Advice Centre (London)
- Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) (East Anglia)
- Lambeth Law Centre (London)
- Avon & Bristol Law Centre (South West England)
- Coventry Law Centre (West Midlands)
- Derbyshire Law Centre (East Midlands)
- Newcastle Law Centre (North East England)
- Ethnic Minorities Law Centre (Scotland)
- Harrow Law Centre (London)
We have created a Twitter list to help you follow all project partners on social media. The project hashtag is #EULivingRights.
For further details about the project contact Laura on 020 3637 1335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project is funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.