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Discourses on European Union and Human Rights
Start date: 01 Sep 2016, End date: 31 Aug 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Background and rationale of the proposal1. The imperative need of researchers and civil society to interact with the developments taking place at European level in the field of human rights protection as well as to identify new questions that touch upon core issues which affect the citizens’ way of life in a transformed society.2. The obligation of researchers and academics to promote and enhance the knowledge of the fundamental rights protection as well as to readdress the benefits of European integration and the essence of the constitute elements of European citizenship, in the light of the rise of radical sentiments in European societies.ObjectivesA) To increase the interest and enhance knowledge in the field of EU studies, particularly in the field of the European protection of Human Rights in order to prepare the future political and economic leaders, as well as opinion leaders and law makers. B) The stimulation of research and reflection and dialogue in the field of European integration studies, particularly EU human rights protection. C) To inform the public about recent developments in the EU fundamental rights protection. Activities and main outcomesThe aims and objectives of the project will be achieved by 1.The introduction of new teaching activities and self-training tools promoting active citizenship which will be available to the general public.2. Advanced research on different aspects of European human rights protection . Research will result in the publication of high level research material, for example collective volumes.3. The organization of events such as conferences, roundtables and guest lectures, which will ensure debate, the flow of knowledge and academic reflection.4.Networking which will result in the establishment of structural links with other institutions.5. The implementation of a thorough dissemination strategy. All products of the project will be available to the public and will be broadly disseminated.
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