The bEUcitizen programme is supported by a highly reputable International Scientific and Policy Advisory Board. The members of the board are high-level experts, internationally recognised and eminent for their academic achievements and/or societal status. The Board furthermore reflects the multidisciplinary approach of our project as its members come from both normative disciplines and empirical sciences. They are therefore perfectly suited to assist this project with its multidimensional approach towards citizenship with a view to achieving its objectives and steering the project towards the expected results.
The Advisory Board members will meet annually with the Executive Committee of the project to provide suggestions on strategic direction and project research challenges. The members of the Advisory Board will receive a ‘standing invitation’ to these annual meetings and will be invited to key lectures and plenaries that will be held within the project’s context. During the annual conferences, the Board members will, depending on their expertise and the content of the Work Package, join the workshops organised to discuss the findings and questions of each Work Package. The quality of the work can be assessed in this manner and suggestions can be made as to how to proceed and to improve the quality of the research.
Considering the expertise and standing of the Board Members we expect the International Scientific and Policy Advisory Board to have a major influence on the Citizenship discourse and to significantly contribute to the dissemination of the results of the bEUcitizen project. Their status in society and their academic reputation will certainly contribute to future discussions on citizenship, in setting the agenda for the further expansion of the notion of citizenship, working towards a shared vision on EU citizenship and acknowledging the dynamic character of citizenship, which may develop at a different pace in different domains. We also expect to add a high-level journalist to the advisory board team, but have been unable to gain confirmation of acceptance at this stage. The members below have all confirmed their participation: