ECF met with partners at the Kick-off meeting of Citi-rights project coordinated by European Alternatives and co-funded by the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme of the European Union.
Awareness raising and training concerning the right to free movement
The project mainly focuses on activities of awareness raising and training concerning the right to free movement, the right to work and the social dimension of EU citizenship. The link between European citizenship and social rights is a key one at present, because it is only through the possibility of concretely putting into practice the rights of free movement, or the right to political participation, that democratic legitimacy at the continental level will be achieved.
ECF will curate the elaboration of the policy report
As part of the project consortium, the ECF will participate in the research process of collecting recent (since 2008) case-law concerning EU citizenship, free movement, social rights and minority rights, and making these cases available and accessible to a public of non-specialists. ECF will bring in its expertise around EU policy mechanisms and discussions. In particular, the ECF will curate the elaboration of the policy report made available at the end of the project. The ECF will also co-organise, with European Alternatives, the final training and presentation event in Brussels, including a presentation of outcomes and policy recommendations to the European Parliament.
More info about the project will be available soon on a dedicated website