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Exploring obstacles in exercising core EU citizenship rights (D7.3)

September 2, 2016

Utrecht University researchers dr. Hanneke van Eijken LL.M and Pauline Phoa, LL.M have prepared a general report which provides a comparative and critical overview of the exercise of so-called core EU citizenship rights in selected Member States (Belgium, Denmark, France, Hungary, the Netherlands…

A Legal Analysis of the Possibilities and Impediments for Citizens Seeking to Enforce their Social Rights (Deliverable 6.4)

This is a legal study of the arrangements made in eight European countries to secure the enforcement of social rights. It is a study carried out as a response to the overall bEUcitizen research interest in potential barriers to a EU-citizenship. The aim of the study is to investigate the…

Research paper on Case Study (iii): “Barriers that citizens face regarding their intellectual property rights” (Deliverable 5.5)

Creativity and innovation within the European Union are part of a harmonized system of protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs); the latter include legal tools such as industrial property rights and copyright and related rights. The fundamental principles of the internal market (free…

The capacity of the consumer to process information and make informed choices in the digital internal market (Deliverable 5.4)

If we assume that market integration serves the interest of citizens in their capacity as consumers and optimizes consumer welfare, then the EU rules on free movement and competition could, according to Weatherill, be seen as a form of consumer policy. Since…

Working paper on rates of failure to qualify for citizenship and trades (Deliverable 3.4)

Europe’s historical citizenship regimes limited economic citizenship to specific groups. As in modern national citizenship regimes, those outsiders who sought to access economic rights needed to meet various criteria. In this paper, we evaluate how often individuals who had begun the process of…

Working Paper on assessing policy implications for EU citizenship (Deliverable 11.1)

June 21, 2016

One of the goals of the FP7 project All Rights Reserved? Barriers towards European Citizenship (acronym: bEUcitizen) is to provide policy and decision makers on both the level of the EU and the level of the member states, with knowledge, guidance and tools that can be used to identify possible…

Article on geographies of families in the European Union: a legal and social policy analysis (Deliverable 9.8)

This deliverable (9.8) is an article submitted to the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family (Oxford Journals) which analyses the notion of family in the EU and family reproductive rights in a group of EU member states with different legal, cultural and social backgrounds (Italy,…

Report on experiences with existing ECI (Deliverable 8.8)

In this report we take stock of the EU's most recent democratic innovation, the European Citizens Initiative (ECI). In doing so we adopt a threefold strategy. First, we unpack the institutional features of the ECI to situate it within a broader universe of relatively well understood mechanisms of…

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

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…