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Glossary

We hope you find this glossary useful as a basic guide to terms used within this website. If you would like us to add any words or terms, please let us know. Migration is a rapidly changing field, so the information in the glossary may go out of date at any time. The definitions are not legal definitions, and they do not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should consult a qualified legal adviser.


A B C D E F G H I L M N P R S T U V Y
 
Enabling role
This term is used in the Enabling Grant Agreement between the Home Office and Leeds City Council [on behalf of Migration Yorkshire]. The agreement defines the enabling role as: 'To provide a regional....advisory, development and consultation function for member organisations from the statutory, voluntary, community and private sectors - for the coordination and provision of advice, support and services for migrants'.
 
English as an additional language [EAL]
This is usually used in relation to children whose first language is not English.
 
English for speakers of other languages [ESOL]
This is usually used in relation to adults whose first language is not English.
 
European Economic Area [EEA]
This consists of EU member states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway - whose citizens have the same rights as EU citizens to enter, live and work in the UK. Switzerland is not a member of the EEA but is often included within the use of this term.
 
European Union [EU]
The EU is composed of 27 states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Irish Republic, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
 
Exceptional Leave to Remain / Enter [ELR]
This used to be a form of leave given to those not qualifying for protection under the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. It is no longer used.


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