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Rights of disabled people and youth projects after Brexit

After three years of negotiations The United Kingdom left the European Union. Many people have been afraid on how this incident is going to influence on current rules at force in EU. Fortunately, at near future that won't bring any visible changes.

Which aspects are the most important for VIEWS? As usual, we care mostly about young people with visual impairments. Well, let's see how Brexit will impact on that.

Regarding any European youth projects like Erasmus+, everyone who has started his activity before the moment of Brexit are able to continue the project. Even if a finish date will be after year 2020. A future issue of this kind of projects is still not clear. How a collaboration will look like between EU and UK at youth project's area will be discussed at next partnership meetings.

We also still don't know, what will happen with rights of disabled people implemented by EU in all member states. From what we can read on European Disability Forums' websit, rights of people with disabilities in UK „should not be diminished as a result of leaving the EU”. However, the most part of that law was covered by EU. Now the government of UK will be forced to handle with that alone. Issues such as social benefits, transport facilities and medical care should stay on the same level. It's not certain that it will be possible. The affairs of disabled people living in UK but who have been coming from other EU countries remains unknown.

We hope the upcoming negotiations will provide stable situation for people with disabilities on Great Britain territory and will bring clear solutions, and thus calm for all people with disabilities living there.