The approach of the FAIR EU project is based on the assumption that free movement and political rights of EU mobile citizens are closely related, and the effective exercise of political and civic rights is dependent on successful implementation of the EU rights related to free movement. This hypothesis was tested and discussed during six focus groups which were organised between October 2018 and January 2019 in Belgium, France, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal. Their conclusions and overviews were based on discussing the issues with public authorities, civil society organisations, legal experts and citizens in the respective countries. The reports from the focus groups are available further down the page.
The above-named countries were chosen due to the fact that they are the Member States with the largest share of EU mobile citizens in population (Eurostat 2017) and the lowest percentage of EU mobile citizens registered for the local elections. The results from zooming in to those countries are detailed in an executive summary report that gives an overview of the main challenges to freedom of movement and political rights that EU mobile citizens face, as well providing recommendations for enhanced electoral inclusiveness, equality, integrity and participation. It is available in the following languages:
Access the executive summary in English here.
Access the executive summary in German here.
Access the executive summary in Spanish here.
Access the executive summary in French here.
Access the executive summary in Italian here.
Access the executive summary in Polish here.
Access the executive summary in Portuguese here.
Access the executive summary in Romanian here.
Access the executive summary in Greek here.
Access the synthesis report, in English, here.
Below are the reports from the focus groups that were formed in the identified six countries:
Access the report from Dublin, Ireland (in English) here.