60 Ideas for Europe

Archives for Citizenship

The EU should become more interactive, citizen friendly and inclusive, recognising the growing significance of regional approach and identity. New and innovative information technique should be used to improve communication with citizens especially young people. Specific attention has to be paid to the frequently neglected gender issues.

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The EU should increase opportunities for a more active, direct participation of European citizens from all walks of life in policy-making through regular citizen Plan D-type participatory projects, debates, public hearings, etc. at EU but also at regional and national levels. More transparency-more influence for European citizens!

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The EU should make sure that the current citizen recommendations are considered and discussed not only by the EU but also national policy-makers or become part of existing policy-making processes (e.g. impact assessments, public consultations). The EU should not only listen but also learn.

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Participatory democracy

EU citizens should be addressed more effectively and the European public space strengthened. This could be done with the creation of an interactive website (administrated by the European Parliament) in which citizens could participate in debates related to ongoing legislative processes and activities of the European Union. The work on developing civic education could be… » read more

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