Published by Kamala Hamilton... on Friday, 25 January 2008
From right to left: Dr. Mehmet Alpbek (Turkish Union Berlin-Brandenburg), Frank Burgdörfer (Citizens of Europe), Dr. Dorothea Kolland (Department of Culture, Berlin-Neukölln & Citizens' Foundation Neukölln), Fadi Saad (Neighbourhood Manager at the Körnerpark-Quarter in Neukölln), Prof. Dr. Claus Schmals (Free University of Berlin - not in this picture!) “Discontent is the first step towards success” was a key opening sentence to the panel discussion of the OpenForum I Berlin. And yet the... Read more
Published by Kamala Hamilton... on Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Carsten Berg handed over the 10.000 signatures to Gerard Onesta, Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann and Diana Wallis (from left to right). The signatures are the result of a Europe-wide campaign, involving organisations and initiatives in various countries. Most of the signatures are coming from the Netherlands, Poland, France, Belgium and Bulgaria. ECI-signatures were accepted with great interest and respect by the Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament Diana Wallis (Group of the Alliance of... Read more
Published by Kamala Hamilton... on Tuesday, 15 January 2008
  <img src="" alt="logo eci" /><em>Step by step Europe has become a global pioneer and testing ground for the first transnational democracy. Within this framework, the new European Citizens’ Initiative instrument plays a key role, in offering revolutionary opportunities for clarifying such basic concepts as identity and citizenship, writes Gabriel Fragnière.</em>   <strong>“Few societies are... Read more
Published by Kamala Hamilton... on Tuesday, 1 January 2008
Dear members and friends, <img src=" alt="new_year.jpg" align="left" />The year 2007 was a very important one in the development of Citizens of Europe. After discussing the future steps and potential pifalls,  we clearly defined fields of action to focus on: OpenFora,  Training for Europe and the MyEurope film contest.  The European Citizens Initiative ECI we brought to a positive end.  And in October we achieved... Read more
Published by Kamala Hamilton... on Monday, 27 August 2007
by Rainer Bauböck Current citizenship laws in the European Union vary dramatically. The tension between freedom of movement and national self-determination of citizenship has the potential to create serious conflicts. Taking European citizenship seriously means a shared understanding of who the future citizens of Europe are to be. What we can learn from this brief survey of citizenship policies in the European Union is that these are increasingly contested in domestic politics and may become... Read more