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Toward European Citizenship Law? Citizenship Governance in the European Union

8 October 2018 all-day Europe/Rome Timezone
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia
Via Giovanni Boccaccio
121, 50133 Firenze FI
Valentina Bettin

Scientific Organisers: Liav Orgad | European University Institute, IDC Herzliya and WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Jules Lepoutre | European University Institute

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?

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


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