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One-Stop-Shops for Political Participation of Mobile EU Citizens

Description

The project, funded by the European Commission and led by the Migration Policy Group (MPG), focuses on informing and encouraging EU mobile citizens to take up rights and opportunities to participate in their host EU country’s civic and political life. Moreover, it aims to develop and promote the exchange and dissemination of innovative community based methods based on the best available research and practice. In addition, the project plans to raise policy-makers’ awareness of the reasons, procedural and practical obstacles, and interests for mobile EU citizens to use these rights and opportunities.

The other partners of the project are: Objectif, the Immigrant Council of Ireland, the Migrants’ Rights Network and the Irish Immigrant Support Centre.

Timeframe

The project is running in three countries: Belgium, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The project started on 1 January 2016 and will last for 18 months.

What Does ECAS Do?

  • Defines hypotheses regarding the reasons why EU mobile citizens are or are not active in the civic and political life of their host EU country;
  • Conducts quantitative and qualitative analysis with the aim of validating the hypotheses;
  • Provides training to the partners of the projects on issues connected to political rights, movement and residence and current trends related to EU citizenship rights;
  • Participates in One-Stop-Shops events, namely:

1st Citizenship forum, 4 February 2016 

2nd Citizenship forum, 2 June 2016

ECAS and one of its legal experts from the Your Europe Advice participates in these events by providing advice to citizens on the spot regarding their EU rights.

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