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Report on options for direct democracy in the EU (Deliverable 8.7)

June 21, 2016

One of the solutions proposed both by politicians and scholars to deal with the alleged democratic deficit of the European Union is to favour direct participation of EU citizens in decision-making at the European level. The object of D.8.7 is to assess the viability of EU referenda as a mechanism…

Report on voter turnout for the European Parliament and Political Equality in the EU (Deliverable 8.6)

This report on “Voter Turnout for the European Parliament and Political Equality in the EU” (D.8.6) provides a combined empirical and normative-theoretical analysis of political equality in the EU and discusses ways to overcome political inequality related to low voter turnout in European…

Report on national parliaments as collective actor of European citizenship (Deliverable 8.4)

This report analyses national parliament participation in the decision-making of the EU and evaluates how the national parliaments as a collective actor have performed thus far. It explains the collective scrutiny mechanisms introduced by the Lisbon Treaty. After that, it provides an analysis of…

Report on public regulation through private litigation: consequences for political choice (Deliverable 8.3)

This document sets out the results of the research findings of the Task 3 Political rights and the EU’s new policy of “regulation by litigation” that is part of Work Package 8 Political rights within the bEUcitizen research consortium. The efforts of the research team aimed to answer the…

Report on the transposition of the relevant EU instruments in the Member States (Deliverable 6.2)

This report is an analysis of national reports on Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Sweden and Spain on the access of EU citizens to social rights. The social rights studied here are subsistence benefits, housing benefits, education grants and housing benefits. Especially these rights…

Research paper on guild traditions, economic development and the formation of national political economies (Deliverable 3.6)

March 2, 2016

In recent decades historians, sociologists and political scientists have attempted to explain why in the late 19th and early 20th centuries some Western countries adopted national corporatist structures while others transformed into liberal market economies. One of the explanatory factors often…

Mechanisms transposing and enforcing civil rights aiming at identifying barriers that EU citizens and third-country nationals face (Deliverable 7.2)

February 19, 2016

This report (Deliverable 7.2) analyses the way specific civil rights are protected in selected Member States (Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United-Kingdom), with a focus on implementation and enforcement aspects. It is based on answers,…

Report on analysis of European datasets on employment, inactivity and unemployment rates (Deliverable 10.2)

January 28, 2016

With the increasing value placed on data collection, and the growth of migration control as a policy topic, this report seeks to explore how migrants are captured in datasets and what this can tell us about the in/exclusion of different groups as explored in our previous report, D10.1 Report on the…

Research paper on the transposition of the relevant EU instruments in several Member States (Deliverable 5.2)

This research paper assesses how a number of relevant EU instruments identified in D5.1 have been transposed in Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. More in particular D5.2 focuses on the following three implementation-items: 1.Access of economic actors to the…

Introduction of Cross Cutting Themes: Further Conceptual Elaboration of the Original Research Design (Deliverable 2.1)

January 18, 2016

Deliverable 2.1 provides elaboration of the original research design and informs about ideas for the final Volume II of bEUcitizen. It is closely connected to task 1 of work package 2: specifying various concrete tasks for the different work packages and formulating overarching questions suitable…