Twenty-five years since Maastricht, European citizenship seems more than ever difficult to realize.
The challenges that the EU and its citizens face are huge: widening inequality; the rise of populism and Euro-skepticism; challenges to open borders and mobility; the consequences of the Brexit referendum, to list but a few.
These challenges do not only demand an improved narrative on European citizenship but also new visions of European citizenship of the future.
The bEUcitizen final conference will look into the meaning and significance of EU Citizenship and will present and discuss findings, conclusions and policy recommendations in light of the migration ‘crisis’, the still existing barriers to free movement and the rise of anti-European politics.
The Conference will be held at the Residence Palace in Brussels, from April 26th to April 28th.