Projects for Rights and Security

  • 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. The project aims at bringing together a network of universities and academics from Canada and Europe in order to jointly examine the ongoing transformations affecting these policies and reflect about the development of more comprehensive framework of cooperation from the perspective of human rights and policy coherency.


  • 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.


  • November 2009 - July 2010

    Systematic Innovation and Issues in Market Access for Turkey to the European Union in Health Services and Products

    The project studied the ways to improve innovation in health care system in Turkey both in health care services and products (i.e. pharmaceuticals and medical devices). It provided policy recommendations towards raising innovation profile in health care system in Turkey to the EU standards. The analysis aims to help policy and decision-makers both in government and industry in identifying gaps in health policy so as to further steps to improve innovation in health sector in Turkey’s convergence to the EU standards.


  • October 2009 - February 2010

    Undocumented Migration and the Stockholm Programme: Towards and Area of Freedom, Security and Justice for All?

    The project focuses on the gaps existing between current European Union policies and the findings coming out of projects and studies carried out by networks of experts and civil society actors on undocumented migrants. It aims at structuring a pluralistic and frank dialogue on the status and rights of undocumented migrants in the EU among key representatives from relevant international and European institutional actors, international organisations and NGOs in light of the adoption of the next multiannual programme on Freedom, Security and Justice – The Stockholm Programme – by the Swedish Presidency in December 2009.


  • April 2009 - July 2009

    Informing the Immigration Debate - Preparing for the European Parliament Elections 4-7 June 2009

    The purpose of this project is to inform the public debate which is taking place in the UK and other Member States regarding EU border controls, immigration, asylum and data protection (both in the framework of border controls and criminal justice) in the context of the European Parliament election campaign. There are three key constituencies: (1) The political parties as they prepare their platforms for the European Parliament elections; (2) The candidates as they plan and carry out their campaigns; and (3) The voting public.


  • January 2009 - August 2012

    Assessing Needs of Care in European Nations (ANCIEN)

    Launched in January 2009, ANCIEN is a research project financed under the 7th EU Research Framework Programme. It runs for a 44-month period and involves 20 partners from EU member states. The project principally concerns the future of long-term care (LTC) for the elderly in Europe and addresses two questions in particular:
    1) How will need, demand, supply and use of LTC develop?
    2) How do different systems of LTC perform?

  • December 2008 - March 2009

    Medium-term Employment Challenges of the Lisbon Strategy

    The aim of this study was to provide the Commission in view of the approaching end of the 2010 Lisbon agenda with an assessment of the employment challenges of the next decade. The study looked in particular at the policy challenges but also included governance challenges. An additional task was, however, to identify possible changes in the employment policy process; including guidelines and target, at the level of the EU. The study took as the point of departure the current integrated employment guidelines and agreed targets and benchmarks, which represent the present priorities within the employment field. The study also provided thoughts on the possible need to adjust the employment guidelines to reflect the future challenges of the European labour markets. The analysis was carried out on an aggregated European level but with case studies for selected countries. The study the identified reforms and policy measures with a potential significance for Europe to ensure growth and jobs in the medium term.


  • October 2008 - October 2011

    Establishment of a Network of External Experts in the Area of 'Justice, Freedom and Security'

    Framework contract with the Committee of the Regions for the provision of advice in the following areas:

    • Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
    • European citizenship
    • Fundamental rights
    • Fight against discrimination and exclusion
    • Policies in the fields of migration, integration and asylum

  • EU-GCC Al Jisr Project

    CEPS was a member of the consortium led by the Gulf Research Council. The project’s main objectives were threefold.
    1) It aimed to enhance public and well as professional knowledge and understanding of the European Union, its policies and institutions, among GCC citizens.
    2) It strove to strengthen reflection and debate about EU-GCC relations and contribute to the future of policy-making between the two regions.
    3) Finally, it sought to make closer links between the EU and the GCC through the dissemination of information on the EU.


  • April 2008 - March 2011

    Converging and Conflicting Ethical Values in the Internal/External Security Continuum in Europe (INEX)

     The interdisciplinary project INEX is designed around two research axes: thematic and geopolitical. On the thematic axis it will study four fields of knowledge of high relevance to the question of the ethics and the value-laden tensions arising along the continuum between internal and external security in Europe: (1) the ethical consequences of the proliferation of security technologies, (2) the legal dilemmas that arise from transnational security arrangements, (3) the ethical and value questions that stem from the shifting role of security professionals and (4) the consequences of the changing role of foreign security policy in an era when the distinction between the external and internal borders grows less distinct On the geopolitical axis it will study and produce recommendations relative to two geographical theatres of high relevance for ethical issues of internal/external security: the Eastern European ‘neighbourhood’ including Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and the Mediterranean ‘neighbourhood’ including Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.