As part of the FAIR EU project, the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) is currently looking for an expert with a background in European Law, European Studies, Political Science, International Relations or similar.

His/her main task will be to organize a focus group in Paris in order to identify and analyse the links between obstacles to free movement and the exercise of political rights. The candidate is expected to hold solid understanding of the concept of freedom of movement in the EU, and political participation of EU citizens.

The selected expert will be required to carry-out the following tasks:

  • Select and invite participants for the focus group, in cooperation with ECAS, including representatives of civil society organisations, academia and national/local governments;
  • Take charge of logistical aspects of the focus group (setting the date, arranging the venue, catering, etc.);
  • Regularly liaise with the coordinator of the FAIR EU project;
  • Conduct and moderate the focus group: discuss the links between the obstacles to freedom of movement and exercise of political rights (based on own expertise, available research and the hypotheses developed by ECAS);
  • Develop the final report from the focus group including a summary of the discussions and main conclusions regarding the link between the obstacles to freedom of movement and political participation. The report must be developed in English and French.

The offer for organization of each focus group can be priced up to €1,272 all taxes included. Additional resources will be provided for the logistical organisation of the event (room rental, catering).

To express your interest please send your CV, expression of interest and financial proposal to by 2 November 2018.

For more information, please see the full terms of reference.

FAIR EU is a project co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) of the European Union, the consortium of which is coordinated by ECAS and composed of the following partners: Migration Policy Group (MPG), European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA), the European University Institute (EUI) and Malmo University.
The aim of the project is to foster the successful inclusion of EU mobile citizens in their host EU country’s civic and political life through the provision of a holistic approach to tackling obstacles they face when exercising their rights.


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