Concluding Panel: European Citizenship beyond Brexit: An Agenda for Times of Trouble
Introduction: Thomas Krüger, Director of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), Germany
Eve Hepburn, PolicyScribe, UK
Maia Mazurkiewicz, Front Europejski, Poland
Adam Ramsey, openDemocracy, UK
Katerina Toura, Council of Europe, France
Moderation: Nelly Corbel, Global Civic Consulting, NECE Advisory Board, Egypt/France
Our concluding panel is aimed at discussing the future of European citizenship as a transnational citizenship right against the backdrop of the still uncertain Brexit scenarios. We will start from the basic fact that Brexit will have a direct impact on the status of British (and Scottish) citizens as citizens of the European Union. For the first time in modern history an automatic and collective (involuntary) ‘lapse of status’ is likely to take place.
With Eve Hepburn, PolicyScribe, we will discuss Scottish responses to Brexit and the loss of EU rights, among them the potential impacts of the UK’s EU exit on civic, social and political rights in Scotland and implications for EU citizens and migrants in Scotland,
Maia Mazurkiewicz will bring in her work with the ‘European Front’ in Poland to promote European citizenship in an adverse political environment.
Adam Ramsey, the co-editor of openDemocracy, will talk about the social implications of Brexit with a view both from Scotland and from England.
Katerina Toura, Council of Europe, will discuss how the Council of Europe can contribute to mitigate the consequences of Brexit when it comes to transnational formats and campaigns of citizenship education.