Brexit: what welfare? What rights for European migrants in Britain?

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 11.00AM to 3.20pm

Speaker: Professor Peter Dwyer, Dr Lisa Scullion, Dave Innes, Dr Charlotte O’Brien and Jed Meers.

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

  • Citizenship, conditionality, and welfare chauvinism: EEA migrants in the UK, findings from the WelCond project - Professor Peter Dwyer, University of York and 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.
  • 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.

Location: University of York

Admission: Free: Booking and more information -,