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Civil society organisations mobilise for a day of Civic Pride - No Day Without us

Everyday our democratic, independent civil society organizations and movements work, provide assistance and care or services for millions of people, advocate, mobilise people and protest, contributing to make the Universal Declaration of Human Rights promise a reality.

Brexit is not going to happen

Fresh elections, a second referendum, or both. That’s the prediction of Roger Casale, former Labour lawmaker and founder of New Europeans, a group campaigning for a 'green card' for Britons and EU nationals.

Top award for group campaigning for post Brexit citizens' rights

The campaign group New Europeans has won the CiDAN Citizenship and Human Rights Prize for its Green Card proposal to secure onward mobility (free movement) rights post Brexit for Britons in Europe and to protect EU27 citizens in the UK from discrimination.

Maastricht Manifesto marks 25 years of Treaty

Participants from across the EU converged on Maastricht on Thursday to sign the so-called “Maastricht Manifesto” which calls for the “fulfilment of the Maastricht promise to create a Europe of Citizens.” The treaty was one of the most important in EU history as it paved the way for the introduction of the single currency, arguably the bloc's biggest ever achievement.

Maastricht e il sogno di una repubblica europea

In occasione dell’anniversario del trattato che introdusse il concetto di cittadinanza condivisa, si moltiplicano le iniziative per rilanciare l’unione dei cittadini.

The Maastricht Treaty 25 years on

Politicians like to commemorate their role in the signing of treaties, but nothing changes in the everyday life of citizens until the treaty actually comes into effect. In the case of the Maastricht treaty, that date was 25 years ago, on 1 November 1993.

Number of transnational candidates set to rise in European elections

EU citizenship confers the right to stand in elections to the European Parliament outside your home member state, explains Roger Casale.

Top award for group leading efforts to protect citizens' rights post Brexit

New Europeans has been honoured with the Schwarzkopf Europe Award 2019, following an online poll across Europe amongst young people aged 35 or under. The “Schwarzkopf Europe Award” is awarded to institutions or public figures who have distinguished themselves in an outstanding way by a committed and dedicated service to either European understanding or the growing together of Europe.

Group again asks for clarity on citizens' rights

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK will offer “unilateral guarantees” for the 3.5 million EU27 citizens who live and work in the UK, but little or nothing has been said about Britons in Europe being offered similar guarantees.  

The biggest lesson for Europeans from Brexit

Having made so much before the financial crash about the importance of building a Europe of the citizens (“We the men and women, citizens of Europe, have united for the better” Berlin Declaration, 2007), European leaders are now struggling to articulate a positive vision for Europe’s future grounded on the experience and participation of citizens.  
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