This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 320294


The Future of EU citizenship – Confirmed speakers

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 but a few. These challenges do not only demand an improved narrative on European citizenship but also new visions of European citizenship of the future.

Conference aim
The Future of EU Citizenship conference will look into the meaning and significance of EU Citizenship and will present and discuss findings, conclusions and policy recommendations in light of the migration ‘crisis’, the still existing barriers to free movement and the rise of anti-European politics.

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), Sascha Prechal (Judge CJEU), Stefaan van der Jeught (CJEU and Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Herwig Verschueren (Antwerp), Agnes Jongerius (MEP), Catherine Woollard (ECRE) and Eve Geddie (PICUM).

DRAFT PROGRAMME – Overview: download it here

Practical information
We would like to remind you that conference admission is free of charge but seats are limited. The registration to the conference is solely possible online via the online registration form by 7 April 2017.
If we receive more applications than there is conference capacity, we may have to limit participation.

Venue: The Resident Palace – International Press Center of Brussels
155, rue de la Loi – 1040 Brussels

For more information on the conference, please visit the conference website.

If you require any further information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Project Manager Alice Perenzin.


We very much look forward to seeing you in Brussels!


Invitation Letter_bEUcitizen final conference