ECIT ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022
[CET] Central European Time
Rue Froissart 95, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
This 7th Annual Conference will consider how European Citizenship can be strengthened and become more inclusive and outward-looking, if it is to be relevant and part of the architecture of the New Europe. This means adapting this first transnational citizenship of the modern era to the twin challenge facing the EU: how to strengthen democratic decision-making internally, whilst enlarging the EU to include new Member States from the wider Europe beyond its borders. The citizen dimension has been absent from the debate about how to secure a wider political union beyond the borders of the EU; it is therefore fundamental to remedy this, after the clear support European citizens have shown towards Ukraine.
Civil society activists, policy makers and researchers will come together with the task of confronting the challenge and setting an agenda. It is expected that 50 participants will meet on the spot and about 150 would join online, including people from EU countries but also from candidate and neighbouring countries.
The debate will focus on three main questions:
● Can a statute strengthen European Citizenship?
● How to make this status more inclusive within the EU?
● How to encourage a more outward-looking European Citizenship?
This event with its packed agenda is particularly relevant for students of European Citizenship and all those involved with European affairs who want to discuss the follow-up to CoFoE and the opportunities in the run-up to the 2024 European elections.The programme is still preliminary - speakers are still coming forward or can be proposed.
See the full programme here: https://ecit-foundation.eu/annual-conference/
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE FILL IN THIS FORM: https://forms.office.com/r/mQnLVswhcD
|Activity format||Hybrid (both online and with face-to-face presence)|
|Starts on||29/11/2022 09:00|
|Ends on||29/11/2022 18:30|
|Timezone||[CET] Central European Time|
|Organised by||ECIT foundation|
|Target age range||18-24|
|Language of the activity||English|
|Type of activity||Conference|
|Activity topics||Participation & engagement; European values; Education|
|Booking||Booking always necessary – see details|
|Wheelchair accessibility||Fully wheelchair accessible|
|Youth Goals this activity is linked to||Connecting EU with Youth; Information & Constructive Dialogue|
|Related to the Conference on the Future of Europe||Yes|
|Number of expected participants (estimate)||50|