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Workshop: European Union Citizenship and inequalities in times of disintegration – critical perspectives

February 8

This  workshop  explores  aspects  of  EU  citizenship  in  a  continuing  crisis  of  the European Union, with a focus on solidarity, welfare, inequalities … and “Brexit” 
Dr. Clemens Rieder (Queen’s University Belfast): 
The Grammar of (EU) Citizenship in the Context of Welfare 
The  presentation  will  discover  how  EU  law  aects  existing  territorial  and  membership boundaries and what the implications are for the national welfare state.
Dr. Patrycja Dabrowska-Klosinska (Belfast/Warsaw): 
Dierentiating citizenship and excluding vulnerable migrants? 
A critical appraisal of the ECJ’s case law on family reunication
The presentation engages critically with the CJEU’s case-law on family reunion. It argues that the case law reinforces the objective inequality between dierent groups of mobile people  (EU,  non-EU,  Turkish  citizens,  EU  in  internal  situations)  regarding  the  right  to family  reunion,  while  not  doing  justice  to  the  position  of  some  specically  vulnerable and de-privileged groups.
Prof. Dora Kostakopoulou (University of Warwick):
“Brexit” and EU Citizenship 
This presentation challenges the wide-spread assumption that naturalisation in the state of residence is the best option for EU citizens stranded in the UK and UK citizens stranded in the EU after “Brexit”, highlighting the conceptual dierences between mere national and EU citizenships. The speaker explores a range of possible citizenship templates and proposes an ‘EU protected citizen’ status for EU citizens, adapting in the light of the latest developments of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.


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