Evaluation of EU rules on free movement of EU citizens and their family members and their practical implementation
Client: DG JUST
To evaluate the impact of EU law on the free movement of EU citizens in Member States, the Commission requested factual information and data on the practical implementation of the legal framework of all Member States concerning:
1. formalities and procedures related to the issuance of residence documents under Directive 2004/38/EC (Module 1);
2. the legal framework in all Member States concerning equal treatment in access to higher education and finance study (Module 2).
Member States have the right to organise their own higher education systems. However, these provisions must be in conformity with EU law. A variety of national, regional and local rules on higher education systems are in place across Europe.
Through desk research and in consultation with EU stakeholders, national reporters identified and analysed each of the Member State regions’ higher education institutions and faculties to have an indicative overview of the treatment of non-national EU students in comparison with that of national students in national situations.
The 27 national reports are available at http://ec.europa.eu/education/library/study/2013/free-movement_en.pdf