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  • Appointment to EU Commission network commission

    Charlotte O’Brien, EU rights project leader has been appointed one of 22 analytical experts from around the EU to the European Commission’s free movement and social security co-ordination network. She has presented anonymise project findings to the Commission, and drawn upon the project in co-authoring one of the network’s first reports – on nationality discrimination […]

  • EU Rights Project – York Talks Presentation header potential

    With EU migrants at the top of the political agenda, Charlotte O’Brien reveals the painful, human tragedy behind the headlines and the Government’s clampdown on so-called benefit tourists. A specialist in European law and a frontline advocate for human rights, Charlotte has seen first-hand what the reality is like for people who come to Britain […]

  • CAB 75th Anniversary – EU Rights Presentation header three

    2014 was Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) 75th Anniversary. The twin aim of CAB is research and campaigning. To celebrate the 75th CAB Anniversary, Citizens Advice North Yorkshire and York held a one day celebration conference looking at our past achievements and planning for the future. Dr. Charlotte O’Brien spoke about her work within the CAB […]

  • BBC Breakfast – Child homelessness and Welfare Cuts other header

    Dr Charlotte O’Brien – of the EU Rights Project – was live, in studio, on BBC Breakfast on Monday, the 2nd of November 2015, on the subject of child homelessness and the impact of welfare cuts. Her key messages were that household income, being driven down, is not keeping pace with rates of rent, and […]

  • EU Rights Project quoted by the Social Security Advisory Committee SSAC

    On behalf of the EU Rights Project, Charlotte O’Brien submitted a consultation response to SSAC, an advisory non governmental body sponsored by the Department of Work and Pensions, tasked with reviewing welfare legislative proposals. The consultation was on the changes to Housing Benefit for EU migrants, and the Committee report was recently published, along with […]

  • Pre-Order the Book! – Unity in Adversity EU Citizenship, Social Justice and the Cautionary Tale of the UK Screen Shot 2017-08-02 at 19.51.21

    To pre-order now, please visit the publisher’s website by clicking here. The book detailing the findings from the EU Rights project is now available to pre-order. Titled, Unity in Adversity it draws upon the findings of this ground-breaking project, which has worked first hand with EU nationals in the UK, providing advice and advocacy, and giving ethnographic […]