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The European Commission has recently published the 2016 Report on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The report outlines the initiatives taken in 2016 by the EU to strengthen fundamental rights for the benefit of people in the EU. It also looks at how these rights were applied across a range of EU policies and in the Member States in 2016. You can read the full report here For…

The final conference of the bEUcitizen project  took place on 26-28 April 2017 in Brussels (Belgium). Beside a number of participants of the bEUcitizen consortium, the following speakers were involved in the panel debates: Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College - University of Oxford), Catherine Barnard (University of Cambridge), Richard Bellamy (European University Institute, Florence), Stefaan van der Jeught (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Herwig Verschueren (University of Antwerp), Agnes…

EU citizenship is about a set of rights complementing one’s national citizenship. EU citizenship is also about active membership of a European community, about influencing decision-making on rules, policies and practices that affect one’s own national and local societies. The opportunities and capacities to exercise these rights and to participate differ between countries, between groups and in time. Social, cultural and economic trends and crises as well as policy responses to these trends…

Those who want to take part in the development of a more substantial European Citizenship, mark your calendars!  From 30th August to 1st September 2017, ECIT Foundation organises its second edition of the Summer University on European citizenship “Countering threats to European citizenship across borders, reconfiguring its future” which will take place at the Maison des Associations Internationales, Brussels. This three-day event will bring together people from all over Europe and from…

The Interdisciplinary Perspectives on EU Citizenship book series builds upon the results of the research carried out within the bEUcitizen consortium. The series looks into the main issues relating to EU citizenship, and citizenship in general, from different angles and from a multi-disciplinary approach. It approaches and analyses the concept of EU citizenship in a coherent and integrative manner, yet from a set of unique and distinct perspectives. The point of departure is that citizenship…

We are extremely happy about the positive response to our invitation for the final bEUcitizen Conference: The Future of EU Citizenship! Confirmed speakers The invited and confirmed speakers include Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College - University of Oxford), Catherine Barnard (University of Cambridge), Richard Bellamy (European University Institute, Florence), Stefaan van der Jeught (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Herwig Verschueren (University of Antwerp), Agnes Jongerius (MEP),…

The final conference of the EU FP7 research project bEUcitizen – All Rights Reserved? Barriers towards EUropean CITIZENship will take place from 26 to 28 April 2016, in Brussels. Twenty-five years since Maastricht, European citizenship seems more than ever difficult to realize. The challenges that the EU and its citizens face are huge: widening inequality; the rise of populism and Euro-skepticism; challenges to open borders and mobility; the consequences of the Brexit referendum, to list…

We are pleased to invite you to join the bEUcitizen Final Conference (26-28 April 2017) in Brussels, Belgium. Online Registration is Now Open! Please register by 7 April 2017. Please Hurry as Seats are Limited!

The European Commission has published its third EU Citizenship Report focusing on the main initiatives taken to promote and strengthen European citizenship. With this report, the Commission takes stock of progress in line with its political priorities for jobs, growth, fairness and democratic change.The Report sets out the main initiatives taken since 2014 to promote and strengthen European citizenship, and puts forward concrete proposals to deliver its key priorities for promoting,…

A European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) inviting the Commission to guarantee the right of free movement for "Europeans of good standing" within the EU through a 'Universal Instrument' has been registered today. This initiative calls on the Commission to identify an appropriate method of granting such an instrument, suggesting a unified laissez-passer document as an option. Read the European Commission press release