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The first strategy of the IMA sets out our ambitious plans to fulfil our mission to put protecting the rights of EU and EEA and EFTA citizens at the heart of UK public bodies’ work.

Underpinned by our Annual Plan our strategy covers our aims for our first years of operation up until 2024 which are to:

  1. To become a trusted, known, and credible organisation who can be relied upon to act with fairness, transparency, and impartiality to ensure the rights of EU and EEA EFTA citizens are upheld by public bodies.
  2. To work in partnership to ensure the rights of EU and EEA EFTA citizens in the UK and Gibraltar are upheld by public bodies.
  3. To be an agile and evolving organisation with a supportive culture which delivers for the EU and EEA EFTA citizens whose rights we help to uphold.

We were keen to hear from stakeholders about our first strategy and would like to thank those who responded to this document when it was in draft form. A number of points were made including making better links to our other published documents including how we operate which have been reflected.

You can read a comprehensive version of our strategy plan below:

(PDF, 1 MB)

Or, you can download an Easy Read version of the strategy here: