The boundaries of citizenship within the European Union
Martijn van den Brink
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The principal project that he worked on during his fellowship investigated the boundaries of citizenship within the EU. Its focus was on three dimensions of the EU citizenship debate. The first is the relation between national and EU citizenship. As part of this dimension, he asked whether the primacy of nationality over EU citizenship is still desirable in light of current challenges to EU citizenship. The second is the relation between EU citizenship and rights. As part of this dimension, he asked to what extent EU citizenship should condition access to rights given the exclusionary side of EU citizenship. The third is the political dimension of EU citizenship, which studied the implications of EU citizenship for the boundaries of democratic inclusion.