In order to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the European Union Citizenship under the Maastricht Treaty in 1993, 2013 has been designated as the “European Year of Citizens”. The European Forum of Muslim Women joined the  European Year of Citizens Alliance (EYCA) to defend participatory, inclusive and active citizenship.

Composed of fifty European NGO, this Alliance aims to develop and to defend proposals for citizenship to the European institutions which tend to define the European citizenship in an individual rights-based approach.

Alliance proposals are developed in the EYCA Manifesto.For more information on the composition, the objectives and the activities of the EYCA, please visit the website of the Alliance.