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All citizens in the EU are granted a European Citizenship on top of their national citizenship. Which rights and opportunities does this supra- and transnational citizenship provide? And what are the challenges and dilemmas of the two-level citizenship – for individuals, for the member states and for the union? This course examines the development, the scope and the challenges of European Citizenship. The course has a threefold aim: to explore the development, application and current challenges of European citizenship. This aim is examined through three modules. The first module focuses on the development of European Citizenship: What are the substantive rights of citizenship beyond the state, and which institutions have been key to their development? Here, we focus on free movement for persons, cross-border welfare, and political rights – especially the European Citizens' Initiative. The second module focuses on the application of EU citizenship: How is EU citizenship practised? Is EU citizenship limited or extensive when compared to the US federal system, for example? Is it still foremost a right for those who move from member state to member state, but not for those who stay in their member state of origin? Finally, the third module examines the extent to which the rules and rights around European citizenship have been contested and politicized during the last decade. In this part of the course, we also look into the de-Europeanisation of citizenship through Brexit. The course is funded by Erasmus+ and developed by the 4EU+ University Alliance, consisting of six European Universities: Univerzita Karlova, Universität Heidelberg, Sorbonne Université, Københavns Universitet, Università degli studi di Milano, Uniwersytet Warszawski....

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By Steven W

Nov 27, 2022

I have recently acquired Polish citizenship by establishing my right of descent through my Polish father although I was born and live in Australia and am an Australian citizen. My mother was German and so EU Citizenship reinforces and validates my European identity. I am grateful for the EU and the opportunities and rights I have as an EU citizen. One of the questions I'm curious about is - as an EU citizen but not an EU resident -do I have any rights to vote in EU elections?

I found this to be a useful civics primer for those who are or who are planning to be EU citizens.

By Tobias M

Apr 11, 2022

Great opportunity to learn about European Citizenship - incl. a great diversity of lecturers from the EU. Thanks to 4EU+ and its initiatives.

By aot f s 2

Feb 22, 2023

it's one of the best courses I have ever seen in my life

By Dr. R S

May 9, 2022


By Yoshie T

Feb 26, 2023

Give broad perspectives on EU citizenship

By Maria V

Sep 8, 2022

It was a great learning experience

By Tony C

Nov 3, 2022

Great introduction to the basic rights of EU citizenship and the rules which apply to it.