Manilva’s Councillor for Foreign Residents, Dean Tyler Shelton, along with Myra Azzopardi, President of Citizens Advice Bureau Spain, attended a Brexit Workshop at the University of Gibraltar this week.
This workshop was organised by ECAS, the European Citizen Action Service, in partnership with Citizens Advice International (CAI) and with the support of the Government of Gibraltar and Hassans International Law firm.
The aim of the debate was to consider how citizens’ rights could be impacted under different Brexit scenarios and to enable citizens to better assert their rights and advocate for the best possible outcome.
Many topics were covered including concerns for the rights of frontier workers of all nationalities and it was agreed that any abuses of the Schengen agreement on either side of the border will be closely monitored.
About the project
The debate is a part of the project Brexit Takeaways, which aims to provide citizens with evidence-based information on how the final deal reached between the EU and the UK might impact their rights, in order to allow them to advocate for the best deal when negotiations start and assert their rights once an agreement is reached. A series of events are being organised in London, Northern Island, Gibraltar and Belgium, from March to June 2017, to disseminate and discuss the findings of the study on which this project is based.
Manilva’s Foreign Residents Department is currently in formal talks to bring ECAS to Manilva for the third Brexit Seminar sometime in the autumn, date to be confirmed.