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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…

Research paper written by consortium researcher Prof. PhDr. Vít Hloušek as part of WP4. Abstract: The paper deals with the history and political impact of “Moravist” or Moravian political representation. The movement that started already during the 1968/1969 period to rise claims of Moravian political autonomy or “home rule” and that was transformed after 1989 into a full-fledged political party to compete for chairs in the Czech diet and Czechoslovak federal parliament presents…

Research Essay published on 28 October 2015 in the online Social Policy and Society Journal, written by consortium researchers Prof dr. Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Dr. Elaine Chase and Cecilia Bruzelius. Abstract: European migrant citizens and their social rights are strongly contested in British political debate. This article seeks to challenge some common concerns and perceptions regarding the exceptionality of the British welfare state and the alleged ‘costs’ to it from intra-EU…

Did you know to have also a "virtual citizenship"? Algorithmic citizenship is a new form of citizenship which is not assigned at birth or through legal documents, but through data. Every time that you visit a website, this is counted as an evidence of your affiliation to a particular place. Because the internet is everywhere, you can go anywhere - but because the internet is real, this also has consequences. Indeed, every time you go online, the data generated is used to make decision on…

With the support of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Citizenship and Migration (CEDIM), Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb, the bEUcitizen-Consortium held an Open Conference in Zagreb, 29-30 June 2015. “Being a Citizen in Europe” invited researches from without the Consortium but with overlapping research interests to connect to the project and to explore theoretical foundations and political and practical realities of today’s European citizenship. For the…

A long time ago the Greek god Zeus fell in love with a strikingly beautiful young Phoenician woman, called Europa. Zeus, sly as he was, came up with a plan. Aware of the possible fury of his jealous wife Hera, Zeus transformed himself into a handsome white bull. While picking flowers Europa saw the bull, caressed his flanks and eventually got onto his back. Zeus took that opportunity, ran to the sea and swam to the island of Crete with Europa on his back. He then revealed his true identity,…

Author:  Prof. Niamh Nic Shuibhne How has European Union citizenship developed since the Maastricht Treaty in 1993? Undoubtedly, what we could call the shape of EU citizenship does exist. It is a distinctive legal status conferred on all EU Member State nationals. Building on the provisions of the Treaty, we can also say that this status has generated distinctive legal rights. For example, the legislation that protects EU citizens who reside in a Member State other than that of which…