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Making citizens’ lives easier



The first-ever EU Citizenship Report pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) , originally published on 27 October 2010, proposed concrete measures to make EU citizens’ lives easier when exercising their rights in another EU country such as getting married, buying a house, getting involved as a political actor, studying, working, receiving medical care etc. The 2010 report includes 25 concrete actions put forward by the Commission to take to make life easier for all European citizens. The Commission delivered on its commitments.

Click the image below to view the progress table.

          pdf - 300 KB [300 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr)


On 8 May 2013 the Commission adopted its second EU Citizenship Report.

Click to view the 2013 Citizenship Report 


The 2013 EU Citizenship Report draws a detailed account of progress achieved in implementing the 25 actions in the 2010 report and puts forward twelve new actions in six key areas to remove obstacles which prevent citizens making the most of EU citizenship.

Click the image below to see the 12 new actions.


          pdf - 75 KB [75 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr)

The 2013 EU Citizenship Report forms the centrepiece of the 2013 European Year of Citizens. It is based on contributions by citizens gathered through a wide ranging public consultation involving an online questionnaire, Eurobarometer surveys on EU citizenship and electoral rights , stakeholder conferences with civil society and other institutions, expert meetings and the Citizens' Dialogues. It will serve to feed debates throughout the European Year of Citizens, leading towards the European elections in 2014.

All these initiatives show the Commission's commitment to make EU citizenship a concrete reality in the daily life of all EU citizens.

Background information on the EU citizenship report can be found on the website of the Directorate General for Justice.

Last updated: 1 August 2013