Target group: Civil Servants, Rights’ Advice organisations, Civil Society Professionals
Year: 2022, 2023
Subject: Freedom of Movement and related rights
Type: Interactive, In-person
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 delivering training sessions for Civil Servants and Civil Society Organisations in order to increase their awareness on current obstacles to freedom of movement and further develop their knowledge on the Directive 2004/38.
Participants are involved in the debate, which allows them to verify their knowledge in an interactive manner.
France: Claire Morot-Sir
Claire holds a Masters’ degree in European Law from the University of Aix-en-Provence. In 2011, she joined an immigration law firm where she specialized in international mobility and freedom of movement. In 2022, Claire joined ECAS (the European Citizen Action Service) as an EU Rights manager, where she is in charge of analysing different aspects of the EU Rights legal framework, organizing training seminars and events, managing projects and monitoring daily political, policy and legislative developments in the EU rights (freedom of movement) area.
Italy: Valentina Mayer
Valentina holds a European Master in Audio-visual Management, an LL.M. in European Business Law that she obtained in the Netherlands and a Law degree from the University of Bologna. Since 2002, Valentina is a legal expert for “Your Europe Advice” an EU advice service provided by legal experts from ECAS – European Citizen Action Service, operating under contract with the European Commission. In her role, Valentina provides personalized legal advice to EU enterprises and citizens on their rights under EU law while working, living and travelling within the EU, as well as practical information on the exercise of rights deriving from EU legislation and signposting destinations for further assistance. Valentina contributes to feedback reports on the application of EU law in the Member States aimed at assisting the European Commission in identifying issues to be addressed to improve the functioning of the Single Market.
Spain: 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).