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Freedom of Movement Training – Spain

21 June 2023

Country: Spain

Target group: Civil Servants, Rights’ Advice organisations, Civil Society Professionals

Date: 4 November 2022

Language: Spanish

Subject: Freedom of Movement and related rights

Format: In-person (Madrid, Spain)

What is it for me – Learning Objectives: This session for Civil Servants and Civil Society Organisations aims to increase their awareness on current obstacles to freedom of movement and further develop their knowledge on the Directive 2004/38.

With 25 years of experience in advising thousands of citizens on their EU Rights, by managing Commission’s Your Europe Advice service, ECAS has accumulated in-depth knowledge on the obstacles encountered by EU citizens when exercising their freedom of movement and related rights.

We are hosting a free of charge training for Civil Servants and Civil Society Organisations with the goal to increase the awareness of local administrations and civil society on current obstacles to freedom of movement, by providing the tools to interpret and implement Directive 2004/38 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely in the EU.

Participants are involved in the debate, which allows them to verify their knowledge in an interactive manner.

This training is part of the EURECA project, co-funded by the European Union, and the PROMISE project, funded by the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM). Our partners on the PROMISE project, Democratic Society and Alliance4Europe, are supporting us in the training implementation.

Meet our Spanish expert – Diego Gutierrez

Diego holds a degree in Law with a specialisation in EU law from the University San Pablo-CEU (Madrid) and an LL.M degree in EU and International Law from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College (University of London) and a Diploma of Economic and Legal Studies of the EU from the Collège des Hautes Études Européennes Miguel Servet (University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne).

Diego started his professional career in 2002 as an in-house legal counsel of a multinational company based in Brussels. For the last 20 years, Diego has been a legal expert for “Your Europe Advice”, which is a service operated by ECAS (European Citizen Action Service) under a contract with the European Commission, where he provides advice to citizens and businesses on their EU rights. In addition, for the last 12 years, Diego works at his own law firm (“GAVELS Abogados”) with other partners in Madrid advising domestic and international companies on legal matters (commercial, corporate, administrative, real estate, regulatory and competition law).