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On Thursday 22 January 2015, the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht University, hosted the international workshop “FRAME-ing inclusive approaches to EU human rights, democracy and rule of law”. The workshop took place in the context of the EU FP 7-funded FRAME project, a large-scale, collaborative research project coordinated by the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, which focuses on the contribution of the EU’s internal and external policies to the…

Since Saturday, cross-border judgments in civil and commercial matters are automatically enforceable across the EU. Under the new rules, it would no longer be necessary to enact the costly and lengthy “exequatur” procedure. This means that the moment a judgment is made in any Member State, the creditor will be able to enforce it in any other. Consumers will also be better protected in legal disputes involving non-EU countries.  With the application of the “Brussel I” Regulation…

In her contribution, posted on December 24 on the UK Constitutional Law Association's (UKCLA) blog, bEUcitizen consortium researcher Sionaidh Douglas-Scott analyses and reflects on the Opinion 2/13 of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the accession of the EU to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (‘ECHR’). “On 18 December 2014, the ECJ delivered its long awaited Opinion 2/13 on the compatibility with EU law of the draft agreement…

European Union judges allow British citizens to bring non-EU family members to the UK. The Court of Justice of the European Union, in the case of Sean McCarthy, ruled that “where third-country nationals hold a ‘residence card of a family member of a Union citizen’, the United Kingdom cannot make their right of entry subject to the requirement that they must first obtain a visa”. The decision comes after Mr McCarthy, a dual British and Irish national who has been living in Spain…

The bEUcitizen Coordination Team and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Citizenship and Migration (CEDIM), Faculty of Political Science – Zagreb University are pleased to announce the bEUcitizen 2015 Mid-Term Conference on the theme: “Being a citizen in Europe” to be hosted in Zagreb (Croatia), 29- 30 June. The 2015 bEUcitizen Annual Conference will include a two-day international and interdisciplinary conference (29-30 June) open to both participants in the bEUcitizen research…

By Mara Yerkes The first deliverable for Work Package 9 'Balancing Gender and Generational Citizenship’ sought to identify possible trends in EU member states’ social policies relating to important citizenship issues. Specifically, the deliverable focuses on detecting trends in discourse at the EU and member state levels across four themes: care for the elderly, non-national care workers, the reproductive rights of family members and mobile youth. To do this, researchers at Utrecht…

At the brink of entering a new year, it is now time to reflect on what the bEUcitizen consortium achieved in 2014. And this is impressive. Thanks to the hard work of many of the bEUcitizen participants and funds from the European Commission, we have managed to come up with thought-provoking papers and reports in the fields of historical citizenship, rivalling citizenship claims elsewhere, economic rights of citizens, civil rights of citizens, on the balancing of gender and generational…

By Hanneke van Eijken The UU team, in coordination with the CEU research group, has prepared a synthetic report, which provides a critical overview of the civil rights of EU citizens and third-country nationals in selected member states (Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and Ireland) . The analysis carried out for Deliverable 7.1 focuses on the recognition and scope of civil rights of EU citizens and…

On 11 December 2014 the seminar “EU Citizenship and Rights” was organised at Copenhagen University, in a co-operation between the bEUcitizen project, University of Utrecht’s research group RENFORCE (Centre for Regulation and Enforcement of Europe) and the University of Copenhagen’s research centre CESEL (Centre for European Studies in Economic Law). At the seminar, outstanding scholars of both universities and members of the bEUcitizen project discussed the different rights of…