The expression “status” is traditionally used as set of rights and obligations concerning an individual as subject to a national legal system.
The process of EU integration influences the concept of Individual’s status from several standpoints. To achieve its aims the EU legal system introduces several status (such as EU citizen, worker, enterprise, consumer, etc.), while at the same time it is modifying the traditional ones (such as party of contract, member of family, owner, etc.).
The EU integration identifies a specific status of individuals, as since the judgment Van Gend en Loos it has been stated.
However such fundamental notion is studied only from some fragmentary perspectives and it is not fully known by citizens.
More information about the project: EuroStatus project web