Which rights clash with each others? May economic rights clash with civil, political and social rights? Prof. Sybe de Vries offers insights on conflicting rights and on the concerns that might arise when citizens exercise their economic rights on the digital single market.

Scenarios for EU citizenship in 2030

EU citizenship is about a set of rights complementing one’s national citizenship. EU citizenship is also about active membership of a European community, about influencing
decision-making on rules, policies and practices that affect one’s own national and local
societies. The opportunities and capacities to exercise these rights and to participate differ between countries, between groups and in time. Social, cultural and economic trends and crises as well as policy responses to these trends and crises, create potentially new barriers for EU citizenship.
Although we cannot predict the future, we can prepare ourselves for different thinkable futures. What choices can we make within these futures? What can we do, given our position and role, to foster (cross border) rights and citizen participation for the future?

In this video, Prof. Wieger Bakker and Marlot van der Kolk present four so called ‘what if’ scenarios and four images of how the EU/Europe might look like in 2030.

BREXIT – debate and consequences for European Citizens

What was the debate about that ultimately led to the BREXIT vote? Was the vote about migration? Was it about welfare standards and immigrants? And how will the BREXIT impact on European Citizens?

Prof. Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Prof. Bridget Anderson and Prof. Birte Siims offer their insights into how BREXIT happened.

Brexit and freedom of movement – by Catherine Barnard

bEUcititzen’s Advisory Board member Catherine Barnard on Brexit and the consequences it has for the 4 traditional free movements.


How differ the rights of EU-citizens from rights non-EU-citizens have, since the Maastricht-treaty has been effectuated?