What has being an EU citizen meant to you?


The Provincial Government Building Hall, Maastricht, where the treaty was signed
The Provincial Government Building Hall, Maastricht, where the treaty was signed

Equality and diversity, democracy and solidarity, rule of law and human rights
Equality and diversity, democracy and solidarity, rule of law and human rights

Fashioning the new Europe
Fashioning the new Europe

The mantle of EU citizenship rights
The mantle of EU citizenship rights

The Treaty of European Union, otherwise known as The Maastricht Treaty, came into effect on 1November 1993.

 The 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty, Roger Casale, Parliament Magazine, 29 October 2018

To mark the 25th annviersary, New Europeans, the University of Maastricht and the Province of Limburg are hosting a commemoration in the Provincial Government Building hall where the treaty was signed.

The focus of the celebration will be the Maastricht generation of young people. Over 100 students from every member state of the EU will come together to sign a solemn declaration, the Maastricht Manifesto.

Sign the Maastricht Manifesto

The manifesto is a commitment to fulfill the promise of the Maastricht Treaty which was to create not just a union of states and markets but also a union of citizens.

At the same time, we want to give everyone who cannot be with us on the day to the opportunity to participate in this extrarordinary occasion. 

The Maastricht Treaty introduced the idea of European citizenship, a fundamental status with rights not just to free movement but also to political inclusion and participation.

What has it meant to you to be able to say that you a European citizen?

How has European citizenship benfited you personally and your family, friends and community over the last 25 years?

What are your hopes and fears for the future of your rights and identity as a citizens of Europe?

We are asking friends and members of New Europeans to write in with their personal testimonials of between 100 and 250 words.

These will be published on our website as the Maastricht Testimonials and a lasting record of the way that EU citizenship has transformed lives for the better over the last quarter century.

Once we know the value of our EU citizenship, we never want to let it go.

To join New Europeans, click here

To send us your testimonial (and a photo if possible), email:

bureau@neweuropeans.net

 

 

 

 

 

Close

Subscribe to email updates from New Europeans

Join our newsletter to receive the latest news and events from New Europeans.

* indicates required

Or be a part of it!

Join today Donate Volunteer Online Shop