Publications - Studies
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) gives citizens of the EU the unique opportunity to directly place their interests right at the heart of European policy-making by asking the European Commission (the Commission) to legislate on a matter of its competence. However, since its entry into force on 1 April 2012, this instrument has demonstrated both its potential as well as its limitations when it comes to connecting with citizens in an honest dialogue aimed at answering citizens’ concerns and providing a space where they can contribute to policy-making.
This study has been conducted by ECAS within the framework of the ECI Support Centre with the kind assistance of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.
The study aims to promote a better understanding of the ECI Regulation, particularly on the registration procedures for a proposed initiative, and it suggests a number of recommendations to be discussed when the review of the Regulation takes place based on an analysis of the “subject matters” of the ECIs that have been refused registration by the Commission.
The “Fiscal Impact of EU Migrants in Selected Countries” is a study based on the available statistical information on the impact of EU free movement on welfare benefit systems in the UK, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands. The report identifies whether there is a systematic problem with the rules of free movement in place and identifies areas for reform in line with the existing EU rules.
This publication focuses on the main areas of difficulties for artists, such as social security taxation. Each chapter answers in detail the problems artists encounter in their daily lives by means of a question and answer structure and the help of some concrete examples.
This paper brings together in one volume the description of EU rights which is fragmented and scattered over Europa (the…
This paper examines the role of public consultations in the decisions made by the European Union in its responses to…
Comparative study on the application of Directive 2004/38/EC of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union…