The Hungarian national civil alliance (Alliance HU) of the European Year of Citizens discussed the economic, social and political aspects of European citizenship at its second meeting in Budapest, Hungary.
The Hungarian chapter of the European Year of Citizens Alliance holds three working group sessions in May-June 2013 to come up with suggestions on the three citizenship-related themes prescribed by EYCA (European Year of Citizens 2013 Alliance) to feed them into the Europe-wide consultations on European citizenship.
The meeting of the second working group was held on 12 June 2013 at the Europe Point in Budapest on economic, social and political citizenship and formulated six suggestions to be discussed at a European-level civil conference of EYCA in July in Zagreb, Croatia.
The six proposals:
1. A civil society monitoring mechanism should be established to monitor the implementation of the 12 actions laid down in the 2013 Citizenship Report of the European Commission
2. EU citizens should be able to vote to a joint (European) list at the next EP elections in 2014 and communication campaign should be put in place to increase the turnout
3. A European-level regulation on the European Association Statute should be established.
4. One per cent giving (the allocation of a certain percentage of the income tax of taxpayers to a specific civil society organisation) should be extended to all CSOs in EU member states as beneficiaries.
5. EU regulation should be put in place to recognise and enable cross-border giving. 6. Voluntary work should be recognised as own contribution in EU grants.
The third and final working group meeting will be held on 26 June 2013 in Budapest, Hungary. The work of Alliance HU is coordinated by European House. Date: 12 June 2013 (Wednesday) 11:00-13.00 hours Venue: Europe Point, Budapest (Millenáris Park, 1024 Budapest, Lövőház u. 35., Hungary) Organiser: Alliance HU Further information: firstname.lastname@example.org