ECIT's 6th Annual Conference will take place on 26th — 28th October 2021.
The conference is likely to be a hybrid event, which should facilitate the collection of ideas and the building of consensus: remote participation will be made possible using Zoom and Howspace, whilst some participants are expected to be able to meet on the spot in Brussels
This conference will attempt to go deeper into the question of where this first transnational citizenship of the modern era stands after the period of the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is paradoxical: on the one hand, restrictions on European freedoms since March last year have encouraged many to
be more conscious of what we are missing and increase a sense of identification with EU citizenship. On the other hand, a natural reaction to any crisis is to retreat to national citizenships. Immediate uncoordinated national reactions to restrict movements across borders showed how little weight is given to the interests of some 13.3 million EU mobile citizens.
The main threads running through the event will be the mid-term evaluation of the CoFoE and our Draft Statute on European Citizenship with the objective of collecting ideas, improvements, and amendments during the different panels.
As in 2020, ECIT will be working in close partnership with NECE.
To find out more, please have a look at our working event programme below.
Tuesday 26 October 1.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Press Club and online
Wednesday 27 October 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. 53 or 104 rue d’Arlon and online
Thursday 28 October 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Press Club and online