5th Annual Conference on European Citizenship - Putting European Citizenship on the Agenda -
The current pandemic has revealed both the weaknesses of European citizenship with the sweeping aside of rights to freedom of movement, but also its strengths and potential for supporting the necessary solidarity for Europe to emerge from the crisis. This fifth ECIT annual event will bring together civil society activists, researchers and EU policy makers. The aim is to build consensus about how to support and develop this first transnational citizenship of the modern era.
The event will take place on 1st and 2nd December:
On 1 December, three panels will discuss, respectively, the point of European citizenship today, how to strengthen it in relation with fundamental rights and the rule of law, and how to make citizenship education central to the Recovery Plan. In the evening, a public debate on the very notion of European citizens will be held.
The morning of 2 December will be devoted to the presentation and discussion of the ECIT Voters Without Borders for full political rights for citizens on the move, and how to make it successful and integrate it into a wider agenda of democratic reforms. In the afternoon, three parallel world café style roundtables will tackle the introduction of new social, environmental, and health rights in the EU.