2013 as the European Year of Citizens is a time to reflect on the current crisis and the future of European citizenship. Can the unequal distribution of power in Europe be turned into an opportunity for citizens to intervene on the European scene? Can European citizenship serve as a tool for implementing civic, political and social rights at the continental level, such as unemployment protection for all European citizens? Can European citizenship be enforced by progressive political actors in a way that extends the right of vote to third country nationals? Can claims to European citizenship be linked to residence in Europe and thus detached from Member State nationality? Can an active form of European citizenship bring together those claims and forms of participation that engage with the structures of the European space and bring about lasting and beneficial change?