Free event – Brexit: what welfare, what rights for European migrants in Britain?

March 3, 2017     Leave a Comment

Roundtable event
Wednesday 29 March, CSE/082&083 Meeting Room, Computer Science Building, University of York
Free, booking essential

Many aspects of the UK’s exit from the European Union are unclear at this stage. But we do know that important issues of principle and practice in the legal and welfare systems are at stake. This roundtable event showcases recent research concerning EU migrants in the UK and offers the chance to help shape a practical legal rights toolkit. It invites debate on future provision to underpin EU migrants’ welfare support and access to justice.

Sessions include:

Citizenship, conditionality, and welfare chauvinism: EEA migrants in the UK – findings from the WelCond project
– Prof Peter Dwyer, University of York/Dr Lisa Scullion, University of Salford

How did we get here? Poverty and the Brexit vote
– Dave Innes, Policy and Research Manager (Economics), Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Key obstacles to social security benefits for EU nationals
– Rebecca Walker, welfare rights worker for over 20 years and lead author of the Benefits for Migrants Handbook (CPAG)

Dissecting attitudes towards EU migrants in a Brexit context
– Dr Sofia Vasilopoulou, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Politics, University of York

The EU Rights Project: developing an interactive toolkit for rights advisers
– Dr Charlotte O’Brien, York Law School

Life After Leave: A case study of the European Social Fund
– Jed Meers, York Law School

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