ETHOS is a Horizon2020 project developed to create a new integrative perspective on justice and fairness. ETHOS does so by:
In ETHOS six Research Institutions cooperate: Utrecht University (UU, Utrecht, The Netherlands, coordinator), Europäisches Trainings und Forschungszentrum für Menschenrechte und Demokratie (ETC, Graz, Austria), Kozep-Europai Egyetem (CEU, Budapest, Hungary), Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES, Coimbra, Portugal), Bogaziçi University (BU, Istanbul, Turkey) and the University of Bristol (UoB, Bristol, United Kingdom).
The project addresses the relation between citizenship and the principle of mutual recognition in criminal matters. It seeks to explore if and how citizens are currently protected against arbitrary and discriminatory interferences of their rights and duties in the transnational Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. This project will analyze and map the state of the art of citizenship under mutual recognition instruments and, from thereon, aims to deliver a contribution to the concept and scope of citizenship in the area of criminal justice. In order to achieve this, it takes a comparative approach.
The project set out to identify, investigate, discuss and ameliorate the barriers to the active use of EU citizenship rights (and knowledge of duties). The insights were developed by studying citizenship from different disciplines: law, political science, social sciences, history, philosophy, public administration and economics.
The research has been conducted by eminent researchers from 26 institutions situated in 19 countries in Europe and outside. It was coordinated by Utrecht University, with Frans van Waarden and Sybe de Vries as principal coordinators. See for more information the bEUcitizen website.
EU Single Market Law, fundamental rights, EU citizenship, consumer protection, interaction between economic Treaty freedoms and public interests, competition law.