ECAS Knowledge Centre
It aims at assisting civil society campaigners, researchers,
analysts, academics, advisors, policy makers and interested citizens
navigate through the large amount of information available
in a user-friendly manner.
- Mentoring Bulgarian and Romanian migrant
workers in Italy, Belgium and the UK
- Creating a network of EU Rights Advisors.
- Providing legal information and advice
The European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) is an international non-profit organization, based in Brussels with a pan-European membership and 22 years of experience. It provides services to a network of about 150 civil society organizations and citizens on EU citizens’ rights enforcement and civic participation in the EU decision-making process. ECAS strategic plan for the period 2014-2017 is organized along three thematic pillars:
Pillar I – “EU Resource Centre Services”
Objective: Strengthen European citizenship, free movement of rights enforcement and enhance civic participation in the EU decision-making process by providing quality services to both CSOs and citizens throughout Europe.
Pillar II – “Open EU Decision-Making”
Objective: Contribute to developing an “engaged EU citizenship” by ensuring improved transparency of EU decision-making and more active citizens’ participation and collaboration in EU policy formulation.
Pillar III – “Engaging the Unengaged”
Objective: Diversify approaches to outreach and engage Central and Eastern European Member States, Citizens and Youth.
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