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All Rights Reserved? Barriers towards EUropean CITIZENship

Objective

The European Court of Justice expects European citizenship to become the fundamental status of nationals of the Member States. It ‘lies at the heart of the European integration process’. The treaties, legislation, and case law have given Europeans an increasing number of rights. Yet the European Commission complains that these remain underused. Therefore, it has included in FP7 a call for a large-scale IP, identifying and analyzing ‘barriers’ to exercising such European citizenship rights.
Utrecht University is initiating a response to this call. In its project proposal it identifies research questions and several categories of potential hindrances as answers to some of them: contradictions between different rights, ‘multilevel’ rights, and differences in priorities Member States accord these rights; differences in political, administrative, and legal institutions; financial restraints; lack of sufficient solidarity; administrative and bureaucratic hurdles; language problems; and other practical barriers to claiming and exercising rights - and related duties. Furthermore we distinguish citizenship rights by the types of rights - economic, social, political, and civil - and by the ascribed characteristics of the subjects of these rights: male and female, young and old, native and immigrant.
We believe multidisciplinarity will help in identifying and analyzing barriers to the exercise of European citizenship. We can learn from other times and places; therefore we add a historical and comparative dimension to the analysis. And we aim to combine insights from the historical, legal, and social sciences. Overall we want to investigate the options for a multilayered citizenship true to the EU's motto 'In Varietate Concordia'.
The research questions and theoretically identified barriers will be investigated in 12 different work packages, each containing specific research objectives, tasks, roles of the participants, and deliverables

Field of science

  • /social sciences
  • /social sciences/law
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2012-1
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
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Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 632 770,55
Administrative Contact
Mischa Peters (Mrs.)

Participants (25)

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
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€ 489 263,60
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Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Adams (Mrs.)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 174 608,20
Address
Trg Republike Hrvatske 14
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Denisa Ivušić (Mrs.)
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 114 754,60
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alena Raisová (Ms.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 59 475,40
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gaabriel Tavits (Dr.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 155 788,60
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birte Siim (Prof.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 295 051
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Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS 8 VINCENNES SAINT-DENIS

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France
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Rue De La Liberte 2
93526 Saint-denis
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Philippe Minard (Prof.)
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
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€ 229 081
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Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kristina Wege (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN
Germany
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€ 98 909,80
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Adolf Reichwein Strasse 2A
57076 Siegen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katja Lütticke (Ms.)
DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Greece
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€ 74 521
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Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vassilis Hatzopoulos (Dr.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
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€ 376 681
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Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Uwe Puetter (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
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€ 103 321
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Belfield
4 Dublin
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Donal Doolan (Mr.)
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
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€ 261 519,40
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Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Turner (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
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€ 225 508
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Helga Franzoi (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
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€ 122 586,84
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gioachina Barsalona (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
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€ 39 841
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Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
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Other
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świątkowski Andrzej (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
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€ 268 318,97
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Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Paz Suárez Rendueles (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 110 521
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Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Eva (Ms.)
INSTITUT BARCELONA D ESTUDIS INTERNACIONALS, FUNDACIO PRIVADA
Spain
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€ 98 429,80
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Calle Ramon Trias Fargas 25 Campus De La Ciutadella
08005 Barcelona
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jacint Jordana (Prof.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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€ 121 531
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Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Mohammed Belhaj (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
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€ 335 881
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Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zürich
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Other
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Francis Cheneval (Prof.)
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
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€ 84 421
Address
Bebek
34342 Istanbul
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hakan Yilmaz (Mr.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
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€ 481 565,24
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Wallis (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
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€ 464 557
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Pialek (Ms.)
HANS-BOECKLER-STIFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 71 406
Address
Hans Bockler Strasse 39
40476 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Schneider (Mr.)