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  • New user-friendly and multilingual info sheets for EU citizens in Scotland

    Created: 01/08/2022

    The support systems in place for those settling in Scotland are a challenge to navigate. To mitigate this, the Citizens Rights project has developed a series of factsheets in different languages to help EU citizens access their rights in Scotland.

    They explain, in simple terms, a number of essential rights for EU migrants and how they can be accessed.

    So far, four of these factsheets have been translated into eight languages and contain resources for further support and guidance. The organisation's funding has allowed its team to create factsheets on:

    • Universal Credit
    • Housing
    • Pensions
    • Social Security Rights
    • Access to Benefits
    • Maternity Rights
    • The Right to Work

    With the exception of the factsheets on Maternity Rights, Pensions and the Right to Work, they have been translated into, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Bulgarian, Spanish, Romanian, Lithuanian and Polish. These have been developed to promote awareness among EU citizens as to which rights they are entitled to and how to access them, with the assistance of funding from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and the Scottish Government.

    As the factsheets offer easy-to-understand guidance in different languages and provide further resources for support, they will ensure that navigating rights from housing to employment is as easy as possible. This will significantly benefit EU citizens by guiding them through confusing systems which many are struggling through in their second language. This guidance is necessary to secure the rights EU citizens are entitled to.

    If you are interested in getting printed versions of any of the factsheets, please e-mail [email protected]

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