Enacting European citizenship - Citizens' dialogue with MEPs

Thursday, 19 September 2013, 13:30 - 18:00
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University Milton Keynes

NCVO along with CSV and The Open University in partnership with the European Parliament are running a project 'Europe: what does it mean for you?'.

As part of this initiative, the team organised a dialogue with MEPs and a book launch with professors and civil society organisations to discuss citizenship rights within the EU. The event was organised as part of the European Year of Citizens 2013.

The videos of the event are available here. 

PROGRAMME

1:30 Registration and coffee
1:45 - 2:00 Welcome by The Open University & NCVO
 
2:00 - 3:15 Panel discussion on European citizenship
  • Professor Engin Isin (The Open University, co-editor of ‘Enacting European Citizenship’): the concept of citizenship in Europe
  • Keith Taylor, Green MEP for SE England: What can citizens do to access the EU? What rights are supported by the EU? What needs to change to improve dialogue?
  • Anneliese Dodds Labour MEP candidate for SE England: What can citizens do to access the EU? What rights are supported by the EU? What needs to change to improve dialogue?
  • Antony Hook Liberal Democrat MEP candidate for SE England: What can citizens do to access the EU? What rights are supported by the EU? What needs to change to improve dialogue?
3:15 - 4:30 Panel discussion on claiming exercising EU rights
  • Niccolo Milanese (European Alternatives): European Citizens Initiative; EU joint campaigns; how to shape policy from citizen perspective
  • David Kerr (Citizenship Foundation): Rights as an EU citizen; how to engage with the EU legislative process; how to access your rights as an EU citizen
  • Professor Michael Saward (University of Warwick, co-editor of ‘Enacting European Citizenship’): what does the EU mean in a changing geopolitical context; rights of minority groups
4:30 - 5:00 Short interviews with local citizens, speakers and participants
5:00 - 6:00 Reception and book launch of ‘Enacting European Citizenship’
 
 
 
Registration: 
Please register online here: http://eu4you.eventbrite.com/

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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