A space for the exchange of co-development practices promoting migrants as citizens and actors of      development here and there.

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the European citizenship, twenty years after the Treaty of Maastricht, the European Union chose to dedicate 2013 to European citizens. The spotlight will be placed on their rights, gains and expectations during political discussions and decisions. It will be an opportunity for numerous issues and concepts linked to citizenship to be tackled during forums, events and information campaigns: citizen participation in the Union's democratic life, the right to mobility, the right to vote at the European level...
Moreover, the dialogue between the civil society, public authorities and companies will be greatly encouraged.

Eunomad, by taking migrants' citizen participation in the development of their host country and country of origin, is in line with this approach. The network plans on creating a multi-actors arena for a European dialogue on co-development : migrants' active citizenship needs to be analysed, that is, the way they contribute to the development of their host country as well as their country of origin. Its purpose is to question mobilities and their historical contexts, identities and 'otherness', integration and intercultural dialogue - in short, European citizenship. Eunomad's activities of administration, capitalization, research and advocacy aim, on a trans-European level, at shedding light on migrants' active citizenship and on learning to live peaceful side by side in Europe. 

A report of Eminent Persons of the Council of Europe, published in 2011, can provide valuable elements to the current debates on migration and integration. To read the article and download the report

For more information on the European Year of Citizens, see the website of the European Commission

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