More than 13.7 million people live in one of the European Union Member States and hold citizenship of another European Union Member State. Usually, they have little to no involvement in the political processes of the European Union. These mobile citizens also face everyday challenges that are easily solvable but are little known to people who live in their country of citizenship.
The MobileCIT project is aimed at this population group. The project proposes 14 carefully selected issues that are characteristic of mobile citizens and that can be solved if EU citizens explicitly express a wish to solve them. You can do this by voting on the online platform Open2Vote.eu: https://open2vote.eu/mobile-cit/bills
The collected responses will be used by MobileCIT project partners to lobby for the resolution of the raised issues in the institutions of the European Union and Council of Europe.
We will compile the outcome of the voting by February 2024 and inform you about the result!
“Should mobile EU citizens be allowed to vote online in European Parliament elections?”
“Should mobile EU citizens be allowed to vote in national elections in their country of residence?”
“Should the voting age for European Parliament elections be lowered to 16 throughout the EU?”
“Should it be easier for mobile EU citizens to get citizenship of their country of residence in the EU?”
“Should there be transnational lists of candidates in European Parliament elections?”
“Should the EU introduce a European citizen card?”
“Should there be simplified EU-wide rules for cross-border teleworking?”
“Should the EU negotiate agreements with third countries to protect the healthcare rights of EU citizens residing there?”
“Should an EU-wide digital driving license be introduced?”
More information on the remaining questions will be published soon!
The article is posted in collaboration with MobileCIT.