The Commission is marking International Women's Day with the publication of a new report on equality between men and women, which shows the major achievements and progress made last year in EU legislation, actions and funding possibilities.
EU citizenship and free movement
Today, the European Commission publishes its third Report on the right of EU citizens to vote and stand as candidates in municipal elections when they live in another EU Member State, taking stock of how such “mobile” citizens have exercised these rights since 2012, and pointing the way to improving knowledge of their democratic participation, informing and raise awareness of this right among citizens, making voting easier as a process, and engaging with stakeholders to help achieve this.
On 7 March 2017, DG Justice and Consumers has opened a new call for proposals under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme to establish new 4-year Framework Partnership Agreements with EU-level networks. This is the second of its kind under the current Multi-Financial Framework 2014-2020.
Today, the European Commission publishes its third EU Citizenship Report, presenting actions to ensure citizens can fully enjoy their rights when working, travelling, studying or participating in elections.
Conference on EU Citizenship in Oviedo
Today the European Parliament has adopted the regulation, proposed by the Commission, to cut costs and formalities for citizens who need to present a public document in another EU country.
Today, the European Commission has published new Eurobarometer statistics on EU citizenship and the electoral rights that come with it. The survey shows that more Europeans (87%) than ever are familiar with their status as EU citizens.
A hearing will be jointly organised by the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers) and the European Parliament (LIBE, PETI, AFCO and JURI Committees) on 15 March 2016. This constitutes a timely opportunity to further reflect, with all actors concerned, on concrete avenues to advance EU citizenship in this context. The objective of the hearing will be to look at ways of simplifying and facilitating the exercise of EU citizens' rights in their daily life, as well as to promote our common values and democratic participation.