Between 2016 and 2018 OBCT promoted the “Parliament of rights” project which aimed to contribute to a better understanding of the role of the European Parliament (EP) in the democratic life of the Union and in the definition of European policies for fundamental rights. Various activities and events were undertaken: public meetings, debates with stakeholders, university seminars, workshops and webinars for journalists and civil society, as well as a graduation prize for university students, an online teaching module, dozens of new entries on the EP created on Wikipedia and a multilingual information campaign. Nearly 2,000 people were involved, including stakeholders, journalists, activists, local authorities and students throughout Italy and Europe.

Original articles, in-depth analyses, interviews on the European Parliament and its role as promoter of fundamental rights in Europe, and beyond

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From January to June 2018, 3 Italian cities will be hosting meetings between MEPs, civil society, and schools to discuss the EP's role in the protection of fundamental rights inside and outside the Union

How does the European Parliament work? What role does it have in defining the European Union agenda on fundamental rights? How can citizens participate in the legislative process and, through the EP, influence European and national policies? Seminars for associations, teachers, schools, and local authorities in several cities across Italy

Online webinars 2018

October 30th, 2018
Discorso d'odio antisemita
Webinar with the participation of John Mann, UK, MP, member of the International Coalition against anti-semitism

October 29th, 2018
Discorso d'odio razzista
Webinar with the participation of Elisabeth Schmidt-Hieber (Platform for international cooperation on undocumented migrants) and Sarah Chander (European Network Against Racism

September 5th, 2018
Discorso di odio sessista: cosa può fare il Parlamento europeo?
Webinar with the participation of German MEP Terry Reintke, FEMM Committee


Stakeholders dialogues 2018

June 15th, 2018, Trento
Fisco e globalizzazione: la soluzione è l'UE? 
with the participation of MEP Herbert Dorfmann

June 8th, 2018, Rome
Libertà di stampa e pluralismo dei media in Europa
with the participation of MEP Curzio Maltese

March 16th, 2018, Padua
Il Parlamento europeo in città: mobilità sostenibile, orizzonti europei e buone pratiche locali
with the participation of MEP Damiano Zoffoli


Stakeholders dialogues 2017

September 29th, 2017
Cooperazione, sviluppo e diritti umani: il ruolo del Parlamento europeo
with the participation of MEP Elly Schlein

September 23rd, 2017
Diritti di parità e contrasto alle discriminazioni di genere
with the participation of MEP Eleonora Forenza

September 22nd, 2017, Bergamo
Protagonisti a tutela dell'ambiente
with the participation of MEP Eleonora Evi

May 6th, 2017, Prato
Movimenti LGBTI nel Mediterraneo: forti e in crescita
with the participation of MEP Daniele Viotti (videoconference)

April 27th, 2017, Rome
Informazione in Europa: quale libertà?
with the participation of MEPs Cecile Kyenge and Laura Ferrara (videoconference)

January 13th, 2017, Genoa
Migrazione in Europa: quali connessioni tra inclusione e sviluppo?
with the participation of MEP Brando Benifei

Equal rights 4 all seminars 2018

L'Unione europea e le politiche anti-discriminazione: seminario per l'azione politica dal basso, Matera, October 27th, 2018

L’Europa dei cittadini: una sfida per il futuro, Verona, October 19th, 2018

Eurocafé - L'Europa che vorrei, Bergamo, February 18th, 2018

Lobbying civico e attivismo in Europa, Milan, May 2nd, 2018 

Dialogare con la UE, Prato, May 4th, 2018

Advocacy europea per il terzo settore , Trento, June 11th, 2018

Dialogare con l'Unione europea, Trieste, September 26th, 2018


Equal rights 4 all seminars 2017

Equal Rights for All, Seminar in Milan, May 26th, 2017

Equal Rights for All, Seminar in Bergamo, May 13th, 2017

Equal Rights for All, Seminar in Florence, May 11th, 2017

Equal Rights for All, Seminar in Rovereto, December 16th, 2017

Developed in collaboration with CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, the edu-kit features a case study on the evolution of EU anti-discrimination policies over the last twenty years, highlighting the contribution and the specific role of the European Parliament in this process, which is still ongoing. It also offers an introductory guide to sources and resources made available on various other issues from the EP information services


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A prize for the Best undergraduate thesis on the European Parliament. The 2018 edition has been awarded to Chiara Ferrera for the thesis "Gender representation in the European Parliament"

Five seminars for undergraduate students, based on a dedicated educational kit , on the decision-making process of the European Parliament and its impact on the lives of EU citizens. 

Partner universities in 2018: Bergamo, Firenze, Modena - Reggio Emilia, Torino, Trento
Seminari svolti:

Turin, October 8th, 2018

Trento, June 27, 2018

Modena, May 8th, 2018

Bergamo, March 5th, 2018

Trento, June 27th, 2018

Partner universities in 2017: Milan Bicocca, Trento, Verona, Bergamo, Pisa Sant'Anna
Seminari svolti:

Bergamo, January 11th, 2017

Milan Bicocca, March 1st, 2017

Pisa - Sant'Anna, February 13th, 2017

Verona, March 27th, 2017

Trento, March 15th, 2017

Writing, editing, and translation of 25 Wikipedia entries on the European Parliament