Thursday 6 September — Friday 7 September 2018
Thanks to the support of Commitee of the Regions providing us with rooms, we can announce that attendance at the summer university will also be free of charge! Please find attached a revised attendance form and programme. The event follows a similar structure to the two previous editions. This year there are special reasons to attend:
- European citizenship must be writ large. We want to popularise European citizenship in its widest sense and for create a broad constituency.
- European elections in May next year. The summer university will bring together different initiatives to drive a shared citizenship forward, such as creating European lists for the elections and calls for a democratically elected constitutional assembly. This will be an opportunity to test out ideas for influencing the elections.
- The future of the EU budget and hence is being negotiated. There are proposals for a new EU values instrument and for grouping a number of programmes round that theme, whilst increasing the emphasis on research and education.