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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

The European Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe (the EuroMemo Group) is a network of European economists committed to promoting full employment with good work, social justice with an eradication of poverty and social exclusion, ecological sustainability, and international solidarity. The group was founded in 1995, and includes participants from a wide range of European countries. It holds an annual conference and publishes an annual Memorandum which provides a critical…

On 29-31 August, members of civil society groups, academics, and EU officials met at Maison des Associations Internationales at the first University on European Citizenship organised by the ECIT Foundation (European Citizens’ rights, Involvement and Trust). The revolved around the three key themes: rights, involvement and trust. The three day event attracted around 40 participants whilst 200 people attended the public debate in the evening of 29 August 2016. On behalf of bEUcitizen,

The bEUcitizen conference, which took place in Oviedo from June 29th until July 1st, has been completed succesfully. All our partners in this research project where present during this three day research conference with a full programme. Committed to this project, everyone actively engaged in discussions on the 'concepts of citizenship', 'rivalling rights', 'levels of rivalries', 'rivalling categories of citizens' and 'gender and generation'. These discussions were very helpful in further…

Goethe University Frankfurt, June, 23-24 2016 Organized by members of the bEUcitizen project at Goethe University Frankfurt this international workshop discussed the future of democratic representation in the EU. It brought together international scholars from political theory - among them Sofia Näsström, Hauke Brunkhorst and Yves Sintomer - with EU scholars – among them Kalypso Nicolaidis, John Erik Fossum and Christopher Lord. The workshop participants set out to put established views…

From 29 June until 1 July, the last consortium meeting before the end of the bEUcitizen project takes place in Oviedo (Spain). All bEUcitizen researchers (appr. 80) will attend this conference, where the research carried out in the past 3 years will be brought together and integration of findings will get a boost. Through Work Package meetings and five panel sessions where all WPs take a seat, we will combine insights from all the Work Packages (on RIGHTS, on CATEGORIES and TIME and…