LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES – EU CITIZENSHIP
COUNCIL OF EUROPE
The Council of Europe website provides information about the organization, including the institution’s main achievements, such as abolishing the death penalty, strengthening human rights, non discrimination and fighting racism in Europe.
ECAS, European Citizen Action Service
ECAS is a non-profit organization that aims to empower citizens to exercise their rights and promote open and inclusive decision-making by providing advice, research and advocacy, as well as capacity building to civil society organisations.
EECS, European Economic and Social Committee
EESC aims to strengthen the democratic legitimacy and effectiveness of the European Union by providing a means for civil society organisations from the Member States to express their views at the European level.
EIGE, European Institute for Gender Equality
EIGE is an autonomous body of the European Union that aims to strengthen gender equality in EU policies and the resulting national policies, as well as to raise EU citizens’ awareness of gender equality.
EU Commission, CONSUMER RIGHTS AND LAW
The EU Commission website provides information about consumer protection legislation.
EU COMMISSION – DG JUST
The European Commission’s justice portal provides information about fundamental rights, EU citizenship and free movement, civil justice, contract law, criminal justice, data protection, gender equality, tackling discrimination, relations with third countries and effective justice.
EU COMMISSION, Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion – Policies and activities
The European Commission’s Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion website provides information about moving and working in Europe, European employment strategy, rights at work, social protection and social inclusion, skills, agencies and partners, analysis, evaluation and impact analysis and funding.
EU COMMISSION – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The European Commission’s Intellectual Property Rights website provides information about patents, trade mark protection in the EU, industrial design protection, geographical indications, trade secrets, IP and SMEs, enforcement and stopping fakes.
The European Ombudsman is an independent and impartial body that investigates complaints in EU institutions, bodies, offices, and agencies. The website provides information about the rights EU citizens or residents residing in a Member State have with regards to issuing a complaint to the Ombudsman.
EUROPEAN CITIZENS INITIATIVE
The European citizens’ initiative allows EU citizens to participate directly in the development of EU policies. The website provides information on all citizens’ initiatives, it explains the rules, and enables EU citizens to launch their own initiative.
EU CITIZENSHIP PORTAL
The European Commission’s Citizenship portal provides information related to EU citizenship, including EU citizen rights and ways to get involved in European politics.
EUROPEAN YOUTH FORUM
The European Youth Forum is a platform of youth organizations in Europe and aims to enhance youth participation, strengthen youth organizations, and increase youth autonomy and inclusion in the EU.
EUROPEAN YOUTH PORTAL
The European Youth Portal provides information for young people living in Europe, especially in the context of volunteering, working, education, political participation, culture, health, social inclusion and travel.
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AGENCY
The Fundamental Rights Agency is a decentralized EU agency that provides expert advice to institutions of the EU and Member States to understand and tackle challenges to safeguard the fundamental rights of people living in the EU.
OTHER RESEARCH PROJECTS:
CITISPYCE is a 3 year FP7 project funded by the European Commission. Launched in 2013, the project focuses on examining the current state of social innovation against inequalities faced by young people, explore socially innovative practices being developed for young people in urban areas to improve their ability to participate in economic activity and test the transferability of local models of innovative practices to enable young people to overcome inequalities across Europe.
EUDO CITIZENSHIP is an observatory within the European Union Observatory on Democracy (EUDO) web platform hosted at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute in Florence.
FAMILIESANDSOCIETIES is a 3 year FP7 project funded by the European Commission. Launched in 2013, the project investigates the diversity of family forms in Europe, assesses the compatibility of existing policies with family changes and contributes to evidence-based policy-making.
FRAME is an 3 year FP7 project funded by the European Commission. Launched in 2013, the project focuses on developing a comprehensive EU human rights policy based on a sound knowledge, a critical examination and appraisal of the EU’s contribution to global human rights governance, a thorough examination of the effectiveness of human rights promotion in EU institutions, and a set of indicators, tools and policy proposals for integration of human rights in EU external and internal policies.
SIforAGE is a project that pursues to strengthen cooperation among stakeholders working on active and healthy ageing, and aims to improve the competitiveness of the European Union with regards to promoting research and innovative products for longer and healthier lives.
STYLE is a research project that aims to examine the obstacles and opportunities affecting youth employment in Europe. Specifically, it provides a comprehensive understanding of the causes of very high unemployment among young people and assesses the effectiveness of labor market policies designed to mitigate this phenomenon.
BLOGS ON EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP:
European Futures is an academic blog on Europe and European affairs from the University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Europa Institute. The blog encompasses a number of issues, including party politics, institutions and economics.
EU Law Analysis
Blog about EU law analysis that provides expert insight into EU law developments.
EU Law Radar
Blog that is concerned with the developments in European competition, E-Commerce, IP, labor and privacy law. Specifically, the blog posts allow readers to be kept up to date about forthcoming cases to be heard at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
EU Law Blog
Blog published by the King’s College law students that is concerned with European law.
The Utrecht Center for Shared Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE) focuses on the relationship between regulation and enforcement at the European and other levels of government, as well as private spheres of regulatory enforcement. RENFORCE seeks to combine legal research with research from other disciplines, including economics and political science, and aims to help provide a better understanding of these phenomena.