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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…

Today (23 June 2016), the British cast their votes in the EU referendum. Prof. dr. Dimitry Kochenov recently wrote an interesting article on the likely consequences of Brexit for the status and rights of British citizenship. Can the fact that every British national is an EU citizen mitigate possible negative consequences of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on the plane of the rights enjoyed by the citizens of the UK? A summary of the article can be found

The European Commission has registered a European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) inviting the Commission to propose "a set of incentive measures, including support and monitoring, to develop citizenship education in curricula on all levels of formal education throughout Europe, aimed at shaping democratic citizens". The ECI is concerned with the "insufficient and incoherent…

On 28 April 2016, the UK High Court ruled in the case Harry Shindler MBE, Jacquelyn MacLennan -v- Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. It held that Section 2 of the EU Referendum Act 2015 does not infringe the free movement rights of claimants Harry Shindler (a 94-year-old second world war veteran who lives in Italy) and Jacquelyn MacLennan (a lawyer who lives in Belgium), by disenfranchising the long-term expats for the upcoming…

Under the auspices of the European Commission, Professor Russell King (Professor of Geography, University of Sussex and Visiting Professor in Migration Studies at Malmö University) and Dr. Aija Lulle ( Research Fellow in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Migration Studies, University of Latvia) have published a timely report that snythesises the main findings from several European research projects dealing with migration. The…