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Conference proceedings and speeches

Proceedingspdf(1.45 Mb)




Event organisers:

European Commission, Directorate General for Justice
European Commission - DG Justice  



Programmepdf(62 kB)


Background papers

Background paperpdf(48 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Identified best practicespdf(1.46 Mb) in six European cities

Studypdf(5.02 Mb) on the impact of the free movement of EU citizens at local level


Event language

Participants can speak in and listen to the following languages:
English, French, German and Italian the whole day and Romanian in the afternoon.

In addition to those above, participants can speak in the following languages:
Bulgarian and Spanish the whole day and Greek during the morning session.



11 February 2014, Brussels

EU mobility at local level

Free movement of EU citizens from around the European Union offers many opportunities both for those who move and those who stay home.
Local authorities are in the forefront to welcome EU citizens. A number of cities have developed specific policies to deal with newcomers, be it to inform them at time of their arrival, to integrate them in the local economy or to counter potential inclusion challenges. The European Union also offer some tools at the disposal of local authorities.
The joint conference for mayors organised by the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions will bring together mayors and representatives of local authorities to discuss the impact of intra-EU mobility at local level and exchange best practices in order to maximise beneficial impacts and respond to potential inclusion challenges.


The conference will build on the conclusions of an independent study commissioned by the European Commission on the impact of the free movement of EU citizens at local level, which analyses the situation in six European cities: Barcelona, Dublin, Hamburg, Lille, Prague and Turin (to be released shortly).
The conference represents one of the five actions defined by the Commission in answer to some Member States concerns regarding free movement of EU citizens, as presented in the Communication on Free movement adopted on 25 November 2013, with the aim to address local authorities’ needs as regards free movement.



In English

En français


Information material

Communication from the Commission on Free movement of EU citizens and their families: Five actions to make a differencepdf(209 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  (2013)

EU Citizenship Report 2013pdf(2.48 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 

Opinion of the Committee of the Regionspdf(212 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  on the EU Citizenship Report 2013

Study on the Role of Local and Regional Authoritiespdf(1 Mb) in Promoting EU Citizenship and Citizens’ Rights


Practical info


11 February 2014:
9:00 - 18:00
Committee of the Regions
Room JDE 52 
Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat, 99-101
1040 Brussels
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Public transport timetable

About Brussels
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City of Brussels