Tuesday 28th of October 2014
C/o AMARC Europe, Rue de la Linière, 11 – Bruxelles
The great potentials attached to the notion of European citizenship, which have been shaped from the acknowledgement of free movement and residence rights, have to come to terms with obstacles still lying to the full enjoyment of these rights.
While European citizenship is still far related to Nation-States, we observe a controversial scenario: thousands of citizens practically exercise their rights of freedom of movement and residence but at the same time are formally prevented the status of European citizens enjoying these rights. National laws and rules implementing the Directive 38/2004/CE don’t represent a guarantee, on the contrary they often introduce restrictions and additional boundaries in compliance with local provisions.
Project Citizens Without Borders introduces a moment of discussion on challenges and strategies to enpower EU citizens’ access to free movement and residence rights. Starting from the project resources and tools, the conference aims to share good practices and recommendations for the defence of EU citizens’ rights. The conference is open to the participation of local authorities, members of EU Parliament, EU institutions, civil society organisations and all interested citizens.
9.00 - 9.30
Registration of participants and welcome words
9.30 - 10.00
Overview of Citizens Without Borders project
Anna Sibley, Fasti - France.
10.00 - 11.00
The Union citizenship and Directive 38/2004/CE. Limits, challenges, perspectives.
Alessandra Lang, Associate professor of EU law at University of Milan
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 - 12.00
Access to free movement and residence rights for EU citizens in Czech Republic, France, Italy, Spain and Romania. Presentation of CWB research on the implementation of Directive 38/2004/CE
Jan Juranek, Soze Association - Czech Republic
12.00 - 13.00
Recommendations and perspectives
Claudia Charles, GISTI Association – France
Paola Camilli, La Comune del Belgio asbl - Belgio
Debate with EU members of parliament and civil society organisations
Moderation: Neva Cocchi, Melting Pot Europe Project - Italy
The conference is freely open to the public and will be held in English
Attendance certificates available
Information and registrations:
Citizens Without Borders is promoted by
Project co-funded by the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme of the European Commission