In 2010, the Commission presented its first EU Citizenship Report and announced 25 actions to ensure that EU citizens can enjoy their rights in their daily lives, without being confronted with unnecessary obstacles. Since then, the Commission has acted on these 25 commitments. Making EU citizenship a reality in citizens’ daily lives is an ongoing process. The fact that hurdles remain has been confirmed by a wide-ranging public consultation on EU citizenship which the Commission launched on 9 May 2012, 2013 Eurobarometer surveys on EU citizenship and electoral rights, and key stakeholders’... events organised in preparation of this report, in cooperation with the European Parliament, the Committee of the Regions, and the European Economic and Social Committee. Citizens’ dialogues initiated by the Commission in the framework of the European Year of Citizens are providing further insight into citizens’ concerns and suggestions. In this 2013 EU Citizenship Report, the Commission is putting forward 12 new actions in six key areas to further remove obstacles standing in the way of citizens’ enjoyment of their EU rights.