In the European Year of Citizens, New Europeans and University of Sussex's European Institute (SEI) have secured a grant from the European Commission for a series of events on the theme of ‘Connecting with Citizens’.
Five events (one public lecture and four workshops) will cover the themes of:
- Citizenship and immigration
- Citizenship, rights and justice
- The May 2014 European Parliament elections
- Youth and citizenship
- The debate on the future of the UK in Europe.
The series will be organised both in London - at the House of Commons and at Europe House - and at the University of Sussex, and will run until July 2014.
The ‘Connecting Citizens’ project aims to explore the connection of EU citizens with the core values, rights and opportunities presented by the concept of EU citizenship.
The project draws on SEI’s interdisciplinary expertise and extensive network of practitioner and academic contacts.
As Professor Sue Millns, Director of the Institute, explains: “The purpose of our collaboration with New Europeans is to bring together theories and practice around the exercise of EU citizenship rights and to promote research on citizenship to a wide academic and non-academic audience.”