Amphis Pour Tous - Why European citizenship?

May 16, 2024 6:30 PM - May 16, 2024 8:00 PM

The conference " European citizenship, what for? "presented by Anne-Sophie NARDELLI MALGRAND, teacher-researcher at the Laboratoire Langages, Littératures, Sociétés Études Transfrontalières et Internationales (LLSETI), UFR Lettres, Langues et Sciences Humaines will take place Thursday May 16, 2024 at 6.30pm at the Turbine Sciences in Annecy (entrance via Cinéma la Turbine).

It will also be held :

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 6 p.m. in Chambéry


In addition to their nationality, all European Union citizens enjoy European citizenship, which has been a legal reality since the Maastricht Treaty.

Beyond the legal notion, European citizenship has a history that goes beyond the desire to reconcile the peoples of Europe. It also stems from a reflection on the special rights to be guaranteed to citizens, and gives political significance to the construction of Europe.

From the Second World War to the current war in Ukraine, via the great European conferences of the 1970s and the fall of the Iron Curtain, what is the history of European citizenship? Is it simply the result of the crises that have shaken the continent? Was it invoked in European debates? And what purpose does it serve?