Civil Society and Brexit

  • Busby, Nicole (Principal Investigator)
  • Zahn, Rebecca (Principal Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


This joint venture between Human Rights Consortium Scotland (HRCS; a network of Scottish civil society organisations) and Scottish Universities Legal Network for Europe (SULNE) will deliver a programme of events, trainings, briefings, and information alerts tailored to the needs of civil society organisations in Scotland.
By bringing together the civil society contacts, networking, capacity building and collaborative approach of HRCS, with the legal and educational expertise of SULNE and its capacity for knowledge generation, this project will empower the Scottish third sector to engage with the process of the “EU (Withdrawal) Bill” at Westminster and in Scotland and the wider Brexit discussions. The advice generated will be politically neutral and unbiased. Findings from the project will be used to inform published research output. Impact of the project and related output on participating civil society organisations and on the third sector generally will be mapped and recorded as the project progresses.

Layman's description

This project will equip civil society organisations in Scotland with the requisite legal knowledge to actively engage with the political and legal process of the UK exiting the EU. Findings will form the basis for sole and co-authored published output and impact will be monitored and mapped as the project progresses.
Effective start/end date3/07/1728/06/19


  • Brexit, civil society, EU, rights


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