need to know before you book a session
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is expected from the
expect any events that we support to be well publicised and open to anyone,
especially to EU27 citizens interested in attending. For this reason, we
would like you to provide the details of the platforms used to publicise the event.
Is there a minimum/maximum number of participants required?
We want to reach as many EU citizens as possible and so – in general
–we would like to participate in events that have at least
40 participants registered to attend. There is no upper limit on the number
of EU citizens that can attend.
Who will organise the location and schedule of the event, invite
You will organise
and book the venue of the event and manage the logistics of holding the event,
invite participants and guests. Our participation will be fully funded by the
European Commission and therefore we will be responsible for our time and our
expenses to attend the info-session.
and where do you provide solicitors?
able to participate in events anywhere in the UK. We will adapt to your
schedule and therefore can participate in a day or an evening event. To ensure
that we are available and able to be there with you at your preferred time and
date, we require at least 14 calendar days' notice prior to the
there a limit on the number of events you can attend?
is to ensure that this service is available throughout the Brexit process
(including the transition period), however, this part of the service runs
until 29 March 2019. Therefore, your booking must be made before 15 March 2019.
There is a limit on the number of events that we will attend so our
participation is on a first come, first served basis.
6. Who covers the solicitor's costs?
The costs of the
solicitor's participation are covered by the European
7. How can the solicitor be booked?
To book the
participation of a solicitor please, return complete an online form at www.eurights.uk.
If you experience any issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background about the Info-sessions on EU citizens' rights
result of the referendum on the United Kingdom’s EU membership has created
uncertainty in the lives of EU27 citizens in the UK. Many have been asking
questions about the application of EU law, what their EU rights are now and
what they are going to be in the future. The contents of the Draft Withdrawal
Agreement are not well-known by EU citizens in the UK. Local
community and diaspora organisations, charities and volunteers play a key role
in providing information to EU27 citizens and many such organisations hold
information sessions for their members.
European Commission Representation in the UK would like to support this effort
by offering contracted solicitors, through the Law Centres Network, to attend
your forthcoming events on EU citizens' rights. The solicitors will be
available, for free, to provide impartial, politically neutral information on
EU citizens’ rights and the European Parliament elections, and be available to
participate in question and answer sessions. They can provide general
information, but they can also tailor the information to the interests of your
particular locality or group, including through professional interpreters in
the language of your client group.
is to inform EU citizens about their current EU rights, their
rights after Brexit, and details about the ‘settled status' process. We would like
to provide general reassurance that EU citizens residing lawfully in the
UK prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the UK will have their rights