On I September 2020 the press launch and panel discussion to which you are cordially invited will take 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.