ECIT Foundation is organising the third edition of the Summer University on European Citizenship, which will take place on 6th and 7th September 2018 at MAI in Brussels. This Summer University is not the usual European conference: there will be real content and more time for cross fertilisation of ideas among over 120 participants: civil society representatives, academics and policy makers from the EU Institutions.
ECIT and its partner organisations are setting out to achieve a ground-breaking event in the run-up to the next European elections in May 2019. Our aim is to shift the emphasis away from the endless debate about the rise of populism, nationalism and the barriers to Europe. We propose that the Summer University should assert European citizenship — the first transnational citizenship of the modern era — as the answer: a deliberately positive, utopian approach.