Debate: BREXIT and what future for European Citizenship?

Monday, 29 August 2016
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What will be the immediate impact of BREXIT on the rights of British citizens living in Belgium? Could the development of European Citizenship be a remedy to Europe’s crises? 

These questions will be discussed on Monday 29 August from 18.30 at the Maison des Associations Internationales in Brussels. 

More UK citizens are going to their Commune to apply for dual citizenship. There is a growing uncertainty among British citizens about how to plan their own and their children’s future. Should the EU and the UK be providing more answers? And what about the future for European citizenship? BREXIT is another warning that the EU Institutions must embark on ambitious reforms to enhance citizens’ engagement, civic participation and involve them more in agenda-setting and European election campaigns.

The panellists will be: Andrew Duff (Visiting Fellow at European Policy Centre), Philippe Cayla (President of Européens sans frontiéres) and Monica Frassoni (Co-chair of the European Green Party). The debate will be moderated by Delphine Bourgeois (President of the Consultative Council on European Affairs of Ixelles).

The public debate is part of a three-day Summer University on European Citizenship (29-31 August, Maison des Associations Internationales) organised by the ECIT Foundation (European Citizens’ rights, Involvement and Trust). This is the first major event in Brussels which will bring together people from different backgrounds - students, academics, activists, as well as European policy makers - to discuss the implications of BREXIT on European rights and the future of European citizenship. For more information about the Summer University please write to



Maison des Associations Internationales
40 Rue Washington