Projects for Rights

  • August 2011 - August 2012

    Research on Fundamental Rights Issues at the EU and International Level

    CEPS has established an interdisciplinary consortium of 9 well-known organizations and 25 leading experts, covering all the thematic areas identified in the Multi-annual Framework and the Annual Work Programme 2011 (AWP) of the FRA, to jointly provide the FRA and the EIGE with data collection and research services on fundamental rights issues at the EU and international level.


  • February 2011 - January 2014

    Supporting Fundamental Rights, Privacy and Ethics in Surveillance Technologies (SAPIENT)

    SAPIENT is a 36-month Collaborative Project that aims to specify how and when smart surveillance should be used (or not) and its characteristics to be effective and scalable to rapidly adapt to changing situations. It will provide stakeholders with a set of criteria for data protection and integrity that can be used to verify that surveillance systems and the sharing of information respect the privacy of citizens.

  • February 2011 - January 2015

    Employment 2025: How multiple transitions will affect the European labour market (NEUJOBS)

    NEUJOBS is a research project financed by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The project consists of 29 partners and 23 WPs. NEUJOBS objective is to analyse likely future developments in the European labour market(s), in view of four major transitions that will impact employment and European societies in general. What are these transitions?

  • August 2010 - January 2011

    Integration as a Two-Way Process in the EU? Assessing the European Integration Fund and the Common Basic Principles on Integration

    This research aims at examining the nature, limits and potentials of the concept of integration as a two-way process of mutual accommodation between migrants and host society. It assesses the extent to which this key principle is implemented in practice by investigating its relationship with national integration programmes developed so far with the support of the European Integration Fund and the nature of the programmes sustained.


  • Prospective Analysis for the Mediterranean Region (MEDPRO)

    MEDPRO is a network of 17 research institutes (100 researchers) from both shores of the Mediterranean funded under the FP7, of which CEPS is the leader. The project aims to undertake a deep foresight analysis of the development issues in eleven countries in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean participating in the Barcelona process and in the Union for the Mediterranean.

  • February 2010 - January 2013

    Religious Diversity and Secular Models in Europe - Innovative Approaches to Law and Policy (RELIGARE)

     RELIGARE starts from the idea of equality and how it is challenged by the increasing diversity of religions and other convictions that are transforming Europe into a new type of entity. The Union’s expansion, together with important migration fluxes, partly explains a process of increasing diversity within the EU. Against that background an increasingly number of citizens, many of whom are new EU citizens, hold beliefs and values different from the majority.

  • January 2010 - December 2013

    Integrated Training Programme for Analysis, Assessment and Advice on EU External Action and its Institutional Architecture (EXACT)

    This Marie Curie Initial Training Network EXACT is an EU wide Ph.D. and professional training programme for 12 young researchers, academics and professionals in the field of EU External Action funded by the European Commission. It provides the opportunity to realise an individual research project leading to a double Ph.D. ("co-tutelle") issued by two universities. It started in October 2010 for a period of three years including local and network-wide activities provided by the partner institutions of the network.

  • January 2010 - December 2014

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Justice and Home Affairs Issues

    Framework contract to provide the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament with external expertise in the field of justice and home affairs as well as the evaluation of the impact assessments made by the European Commission on its legislative proposals and the realisation of impact assessments of its substantive amendments to the European Commission's proposals.

  • January 2010 - October 2011

    Migration and Asylum in Europe and EU-Canada Relations

    This project studies EU-Canada cooperation on migration and asylum policies. It aims at providing a better understanding of the conceptual, political, sociological and legal elements and dilemmas characterizing the development of common European public responses around these issues, and their implications for the relationship between liberty and security in EU-Canada relations.

  • December 2009 - March 2011

    Fundamental Rights Situation of Irregular Immigrants in the EU

    The project is funded by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and coordinated by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). It addresses the social situation of irregular immigrants in the European Union, focusing, in particular, on those who for technical or humanitarian reasons cannot be removed from EU territory, in order to assess the extent to which their fundamental rights are respected and protected.