Montag, 8. Oktober 2018

Toward European Citizenship Law? Citizenship Governance in the European Union

The European Union has not developed thus far a coherent framework of common criteria for immigrant admission into EU citizenship, nor a common integration policy for newcomers. This state of affairs creates difficulties since policies, adopted based on national interests, are likely to affect all Member States without necessarily taking into account a European (or other states’) interests.

The Workshop will examine the pros and cons of adopting an EU Directive on Citizenship from a historical, comparative, and legal perspective. Should the Union develop European standards for the acquisition and loss of Union citizenship? What could be the normative justifications, conceptual principles, and institutional functions of a European citizenship regime? And what should the relations between national sovereignty and EU law be under such a regime? And what can be learned from the European experience toward the notion of a Global Compact/Convention on Citizenship?

The event is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No 716350).

Find the programme here and follow the online debate on an autonomous Eurozenship here.