Retaining European Citizenship is another ECI with similar motivations as EU Citizenship for Europeans. Their legal basis is Directive 2004/38/EC and their main objective is “to uphold the right of Union citizens to move and reside freely within the territory of Member States under objective conditions of freedom and dignity”.

Both of these initiatives aim to guarantee the rights and status of EU Citizenship and they are a reflection of much-needed civic engagement and participation. Our two initiatives are not competing against each other and you are encouraged to sign both in order to show pro-European solidarity and to strengthen all of our efforts in achieving an every-closer Union. Their official website is HERE and you can sign their ECI HERE.

Retaining European Citizenship