bEUCitizen Final Conference, a project financed under the EU’s FP&

bEUcitizen Final Conference, a project financed under the EU’s FP7

bEUcitizen Project partners are pleased inform that the Final conference of the
bEUcitizen project: The Future of EU Citizenship that will take place from 26 to 28 April 2017
at The Resident Palace – International Press Center of Brussels, Belgium.
The conference concludes a 4-year multinational and multidisciplinary project financed by the
European Commission FP7: bEUcitizen – All Rights Reserved? Barriers towards EUropean
CITIZENship. The research has been conducted by eminent researchers from 26 Institutions
situated in 19 different countries in Europe and outside, and is coordinated by Utrecht
The project sets out to identify, investigate, discuss and ameliorate the barriers to the active
use of EU citizenship rights (and knowledge of duties). Not only does our project provide for a
comparative overview and classification of the various barriers to the exercise of the rights and
obligations of EU citizens in the Member States and some candidate countries, but it also
analyses whether and how such barriers can be overcome, and which strategies and narratives
can be developed to strengthen EU citizenship. The insights were developed by studying
citizenship from different disciplines: law, political science, social sciences, history, philosophy,
public administration and economics.
The final event will present and discuss the main results of the bEUcitizen project and its policy
recommendations. Beside a number of participants of the bEUcitizen consortium, the
following speakers will be involved in the panel debates: Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony’s
College – University of Oxford), Catherine Barnard (University of Cambridge), Richard Bellamy
(European University Institute, Florence), Sacha Prechal (judge CJEU), Stefaan van der Jeught
(CJEU and Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Herwig Verschueren (University of Antwerp), Agnes
Jongerius (MEP), Catherine Woollard (ECRE) and Eve Geddie (PICUM).
This conference is open to all stakeholders interested in EU citizenship. We are happy to
welcome academics, policy makers, representatives of relevant organizations and all those
who are interested in the future of EU citizenship.