The project "Parliament of Rights" aims to contribute to a better understanding of the role of the European Parliament in the Union's democratic life and in the definition of European policies for fundamental rights. Planned activities include public meetings, university and civil society seminars, a prize for the best undergraduate thesis on the European Parliament, an interactive e-learning tool, and online news and articles

Analyses, interviews, and summary tables to contextualise the issues discussed in public meetings

From January to June 2017, 5 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

A prize for the best undergraduate thesis on the European Parliament will be awarded in June 2017 by OBC Transeuropa – Enter the competition

Whistleblowers, fragile defenders of democracy

They put in danger their private and professional lives to reveal the embezzlement and irregularities they discover in their workplaces, yet whistleblowers do not enjoy the protection they deserve. But things in Europe are now starting to shift

Violence against women: the EU's potential accession to the Istanbul Convention

Half of the EU member-states have not yet ratified the Convention on violence against women. The European Parliament and the Commission have decided that the EU as such should adhere to the Convention, which could signal a breakthrough for a genuine European policy against violence

Destinatari e requisiti del Premio

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 ongoing process. 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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How does the European Parliament work? What role does it have in defining policies to contrast discrimination in the European Union? How can citizens participate in the legislative process and, through the Parliament, influence European and national policies? Four seminars for associations, teachers, schools, and local authorities in several cities

Interactive seminars took place: 26 May 2017 in Milan, 11  May 2017 in Florence, 16 December 2016 in Rovereto (TN)

Five seminars for undergraduate students, based on a dedicated educational kit , on the decision-making process of the European Parliament and its actual impact on the lives of EU citizens. Partner universities: Bergamo , Milan Bicocca , Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa , Trento , and Verona .

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