“Integrated and United? A Quest for Citizenship in an Ever Closer Europe”
The IntUne project is one of the few Integrated Projects on the theme of Citizenship financed by the European Union within the scope of the 6th Framework Programme. IntUne is a four year project which officially started on the 1st September 2005 and is coordinated by the University of Siena. It involves 29 European Institutions and over 100 scholars across Eastern and Western Europe. Its geographical and disciplinary integrating capacity as well as the joint effort of many scholars and practitioners specialised in different fields (political science, sociology, public policy, media, linguistics and socio-psychology) clearly represent a step forward in the strengthening of the European Research Area in social sciences and humanities in general.
Now that the EU is facing an important number of challenges, and given that its legitimacy and democratic capacities are questioned, it is important to address the issue of if and how EU citizenship is emerging.