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ECAS Citizenship Innovation Awards

What Rights would YOU like to have as an EU CITIZEN?

Do YOU THINK of an existing EU Right that needs to be redefined in light of changes in our societies or new needs (e.g., electoral rights, freedom of movement, rights of vulnerable groups etc.) or do YOU want to PROPOSE a brand-new right that you think is currently lacking and would enhance European citizenship!

  • Objectives
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  • Winners and awards

What Rights would YOU like to have as an EU CITIZEN?

Background: ECAS is a dedicated promoter of EU Citizenship. We are supporting the exercise of and enriching the EU rights that EU citizens benefit from. Both the current geopolitical situation and the pandemic have shown that those rights can be hindered, and that protecting them is vital. In light of the uncertainty with regards to the future, we need to reinforce that protection, but also to start reflecting on new EU rights that EU citizens are in need of.

In the last two years, we have observed major changes in the way EU citizens live, travel and envision their needs for the future. EU citizens already benefit from the right to move freely in the EU, the right to work, study, retire or volunteer in another Member State, the right to vote in their host country. However, there is a need not only to promote existing rights, but to reflect on new rights which are currently missing and yet are at the heart of nowadays EU citizens’ activities and concerns.

What type of new rights do EU citizens need? Do we want to see a unified health system? EU ecological rights? Reinforce freedom of movement? Harmonize electoral opportunities for EU mobile citizens? Create new laws to tackle discrimination?

We want to hear from you: What Rights would YOU like to have as an EU CITIZEN?

Do YOU THINK of an existing EU Right that needs to be redefined in light of changes in our societies or new needs (e.g., electoral rights, freedom of movement, rights of vulnerable groups etc.) or do YOU want to PROPOSE a brand-new right that you think is currently lacking and would enhance European citizenship!

ECAS AWARDS will be granted to the three best ideas!

Have your say in our crowdsourcing platform by the 15 December, 2022!

Where: ECAS crowdsourcing platform is where the magic happens: https://crowdsourcing.ecas.org/en/ecas-awards-2022

Who: If You are an EU citizen, log in to the platform and provide your suggestion so that your idea can win one of the awards.

How: The way of presenting your idea is up to you! Write it in words, show us with a photograph, record a video or audio.  You can submit your contribution by December 15, 2022!

After we gather all the ideas, we will open the platform for voting.

You will have the chance to vote for the best idea till January 30th, 2023. 

 

After the idea generation by the 15th of December, a voting phase will be announced. The three ideas which have gathered the most votes will be awarded at a Ceremony in Brussels in March 2023:

  • Travel and accommodation costs of the winners to the award ceremony will be covered;
  • A EUR 200 award;
  • The winning ideas will be promoted through tailor-made videos produced by ECAS.