Toward European Citizenship Law? Citizenship Governance in the European Union

8th October 2018 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia
Via Giovanni Boccaccio
121, 50133 Firenze FI
Valentina Bettin


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 examines 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?

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

Online Debate on Eurozenship


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