Are you an EU citizen living or working in Scotland?
The Scottish Government and Fife Council would like to invite you to an event hosted by Scottish Government Ministers and the Co-Leaders of Fife Council, to hear your experiences and concerns about the impact of Brexit on the rights of EU citizens in Scotland.
Scotland is an outward facing and diverse country, with a long history of welcoming the world to visit, live, work and invest in Scotland, and to build their lives here with their families. EU citizens and their families make a vital contribution to our economy, culture, communities and society.
We recognise that that this is a difficult time for many EU citizens living in Scotland who may be concerned about their future rights and status. The Scottish Government and Fife Council want to hear more about the experiences and concerns of EU citizens since the EU Referendum, and how this is impacting on their lives.
What can I expect from the event?
This will be a participatory event, giving people the opportunity to speak directly to the Co-Leaders of Fife Council, to the Minister for International Development and Europe, and to officials, and to share your experiences and concerns about the impact of Brexit on your right to live, work, study or retire in Scotland.
You will also have the opportunity to hear more about the Scottish Government’s policy approach to immigration and the free movement of EU citizens following Brexit, and how Fife Council is supporting EU Citizens and looking at the economic impact of Brexit.
Please note that while we look forward to hearing your experiences and perspectives, unfortunately we cannot provide legal advice on individual situations.
To book at place, please use the link below:
Do I have to be an EU citizen to attend?
The event is aimed at EU citizens and their families living in Scotland. However the event is also open to anyone who feels affected by these issues.
Do I need to register?
Yes, please book your place via Eventbrite by 8th December as places are limited.
What are my transport options for getting to and from the event?
The venue is a five minute walk from Kirkcaldy train station and bus station. Please click the map above and then the hyperlink “view on Google Maps” for directions.
Will refreshments be provided?
Yes, tea and coffee will be available from 6:45pm.
Will I need my ticket?
Yes, please bring your printed ticket to speed up entry. However, we will also have a list of people who have booked a ticket so don’t worry if you forget it.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact Hannah.Kelly@gov.scot with any questions about the event.
FCE responded to the Scottish Goverment’s Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation in Scotland closing today with the points below. Our position took into consideration the points raised during our roundtables, feedback from community groups and members in Fife and also incorporates references to current research on the barriers faced by protected characteristics groups.
To download a PDF of this response click here .