Isn’t it high time 27 years after the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty to consider adding new rights to what was conceived originally as an evolutionary, not a fixed, status? In this way EU citizenship should become more relevant to everyone and not just to those citizens on the move.
Despite the delay linked to the Coronavirus pandemic, our Annual Conference on European Citizenship is taking place on 1 and 2 December 2020. All panels will be carried out online, but participation on spot will be possible depending on future developments.
Registration are now open via this link. For more information, visit our dedicated page.
On I September 2020 the press launch and panel discussion took place thanks to the hospitality of the Press Club Europe (TBC).
The launch has been made possible thanks to you, the preparatory work at ECIT annual events and the task force of Erasmus graduates. The ECI demands reforms of the existing rights of mobile EU citizens to vote and stand in local and European elections and their extension to regional, national elections and referenda.
The ECI aims to strengthen EU citizenship, remove a stain on European democracy and encourage both the integration of migrants in their host country and the Europeanisation of politics. In the aftermath of the pandemic such reforms are essential as part of what should be a democratic renewal. Recent elections have been marked by a high level of abstention making reforms urgent to consider who can participate and encourage hybrid and flexible forms of voting both remotely and on the spot.