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Free Movement of Persons in the EU: A Loved and Feared Reality

April 12, 2017 @ 09:00 - 14:30

It is 60 years since the concept of free movement of persons was first established by the Treaty of Rome, and it has since evolved to become the cornerstone of EU citizenship. Today, EU citizens have the right to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States and, despite the various challenges it faces, free movement remains the most cherished right of EU citizens.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, ECAS is organising a high-level conference to outline the current obstacles to free movement and strategies for restoring trust in this fundamental EU right.

The conference “Free Movement of Persons in the EU: A Loved and Feared Reality” aims to:

  • Identify the current challenges to the fundamental EU right of free movement, and
  • Explore viable strategies and actions for restoring trust in, and recognition of, this most notable achievement of the European project for citizens

The conference will feature keynote addresses by MEPs Jill Evans (Greens/EFA) and Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA), and will host two panels of representatives from the EU institutions and civil society.


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April 12, 2017
09:00 - 14:30