The aim of the project Improving Inclusion of EU Mobile Citizens (IMPEU) (Proj. Numb. REC-AG-2017/REC-RCIT-CITI-AG-2017) is to foster political participation of EU mobile citizens and enhance capacity and knowledge of civil servants and relevant national, regional and local experts on EU citizenship and related political rights.
The first phase of the project will focus on the research into best practices on political inclusion policies across the European Union. The project partners will identify obstacles faced by EU mobile citizens when claiming their EU citizenship rights. Finally, they will also analyse civil servants’ training needs related to political participation of EU mobile citizens. This will be done through desk research, online surveys, citizens’ dialogues and roundtables gathering representatives of policy-makers.
Based on that, in the second phase, a needs-based training course will be developed for civil servants and relevant national, regional and local experts. The course will be available on an online training platform, while additional material will be also developed for the trainers to administer and facilitate the delivery of the program. Relevant and tailored information on EU citizenship will be also available for citizens, public officials, civil servants and experts through provision of online information toolkits and establishment of Info Kiosks.
The project is funded by Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Commission and is implemented by:
Agenzia per lo Sviluppo dell’Empolese Valdelsa (ASEV) – ITaly
Institut za Podgotovka na Slujiteliv Mejdunarodni Organizacii Zdruzhenie (ITPIO) – Bulgaria
European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) – Belgium
Astiki Mh Kersoskopiki Etareia Helping Hand (HELPING HAND) – Greece
Dimos Vrilission (MUVRI) – Greece
Magenta Consultoria Projects S.L.U. (MAGENTA) – Spain
The project started in December 2018 and will last for two years.