Wednesday, 10 February (7:30pm CET)
In the third a series of talks on the future of Europe organised by New Europeans, Dr Ruvi Ziegler will address the question: “Who decides my right to vote?”
One of the consequences of Brexit is that EU-27 citizens in the UK, formerly ‘mobile EU citizens’ are now residing in a ‘third country’: they face an uncertain future in terms of the continued exercise of their EU citizenship rights, most notably the right to vote and to be elected to the European Parliament.
Their plight raises broader questions about the way in which the EU ‘demos’ is conceptualized: who (should) determine the franchise for European elections, and on which bases?
Ruvi Ziegler will argue that the answer(s) to these question(s) are critical for ascertaining the nature, pedigree, and future of EU citizenship.
How to take part
Ruvi Ziegler’s presentation will be followed by a Roundtable with the other speakers in the series. This will be followed by a Q&A with our social media audience,
You can take part by watching the livestream on Facebook and by adding your comments and questions to the comments box.
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Please use the hashtags #FutureofEurope and #EuropeFutureFringe on social media.
About the Reflections on the Future of Europe series
Reflections on the Future of Europe is designed to give leading international experts in the fields of European democracy, citizenship and identity the opportunity to come together.
The idea of the series is to present and discuss new work in these areas which touches on the future of Europe debate and the well-being of citizens.
A key component of the series will be the interaction with the public though social media immediately after each discussion and between one event and the next.
About Europe Future Fringe
Europe Future Fringe is an open access festival of democracy where everyone who wants to be part of the conversation about the future of Europe can find a space to tell their story.
The idea is for Europe Future Fringe to spark a conversation about the future of Europe, to energize the debate about what happens next. Too often the discussion about Europe is located in formal institutional settings, out of reach of the citizens.
We want Europe Future Fringe to open up the debate about Europe in all the spaces in between.
Find out more here
About Ruvi Ziegler
Dr. Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler is Associate Professor in International Refugee Law at the University of Reading, School of Law, where he is the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes and a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is the author of Voting Rights of Refugees (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His areas of research interest include International Refugee Law, Electoral Rights and citizenship, Comparative Constitutional Law, and International Humanitarian Law . For more information see Ruvi’s full academic bio on the University of Reading website. You can follow Ruvi on twitter @ruviz