Per la libertà di movimento, per i diritti di cittadinanza

Bruxelles – Towards a new European citizenship. Final conference of Citizens Without Borders project

Bruxelles, 28th of October, c/o AMARC Europe, rue de la Linière 11


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:
[email protected]

Citizens Without Borders page-project

The study on the applicatiion of Directive 38/2004/CE

Citizens Without Borders’ help-desks networks

Citizens Without Borders is promoted by

Project co-funded by the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme of the European Commission