Member State Measures on Inclusion of EU Mobile Citizens
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One of the crucial components of EU citizenship is the right of EU citizens to move and reside freely anywhere in the EU, a right anchored in the EU Free Movement Directive (2004/38/EC). It not only provides for the conditions under which EU citizens (and their family members) may move to and reside in another EU Member State, but also provides for protection against discrimination as well as a wider regime of protection against expulsion.
The study "Member State Measures on Inclusion of EU Mobile Citizens: Information and Access to Rights" is based on a combination of desk research of primary and secondary sources, consultations of experts, as well as city case notes developed by EU-CITZEN national experts – including 3 semi-structured interviews with local stakeholders – for each of the 5 cities selected as the geographical focus of this study:
- Barcelona (Spain)
- Brussels (Belgium)
- Budapest (Hungary)
- Copenhagen (Denmark)
- Sofia (Bulgaria).
This study synthesises and compares the findings of all city case studies in four key areas:
- National and regional integration/inclusion programmes;
- Governmental and non-governmental organizations providing services to mobile EU citizens;
- Projects and initiatives promoting or facilitating the exercise of EU citizenship;
- Policies and measures targeting mobile EU citizens belonging to disadvantaged groups.