The Jean Monnet Chair of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Macedonia, with the support of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, is organising (November and December 2013) a Seminar on the rights of European Citizens.
The seminar is designed to focus on the concept of European citizenship and investigate the nature and content of the rights enjoyed by European citizens. In particular the seminar will examine: a) the rights of citizens in a historical and comparative perspective b) the right to free movement c) the protection of fundamental rights in the EU and synergies with the Council of Europe d) the right to non discrimination and the Court of Justice case law e) civil and political rights and European citizenship f) consumer rights g) economic, social and cultural rights in the EU h) EU citizens, as members of the information society . In this context, a Congress on the rights of EU citizens will be co–organized by the Jean Monnet Chair, University of Macedonia, and the Center of the Europe Direct Network hosted by the American Farm School with the support of the Office of the European Parliament Office in Athens, the European Commission delegation in Athens and of the Ministry of Interior. The seminar will also provide participants with the opportunity for voluntary participation in group research and discussions on the following thematic units: 1. European citizenship, civil society, and human rights; 2. European Constitutionalism and Institutional Democracy; 3. The process of European integration in the area of security and justice with emphasis on the integration and asylum.