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Scenarios for EU citizenship in 2030

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 and crises, create potentially new barriers for EU citizenship.
Although we cannot predict the future, we can prepare ourselves for different thinkable futures. What choices can we make within these futures? What can we do, given our position and role, to foster (cross border) rights and citizen participation for the future?

In this video, Prof. Wieger Bakker and Marlot van der Kolk present four so called ‘what if’ scenarios and four images of how the EU/Europe might look like in 2030.