The Commission simultaneously published the findings of an external evaluation of the European Year campaign, which were a major input into the Commission's final report.
The European Year was conceived as an EU-wide campaign to raise awareness about EU citizens' rights and as a catalyst for policy development in the area of EU citizenship, especially as regards the creation of a genuine European public space. This became all the more important in the run-up to the European elections in May 2014.
The broad scope of the European Year made it possible for a wide range of relevant interested parties and multipliers to get involved.
These included the 'European Year of Citizens Alliance' and its members from organised civil society, which generated sustainable networks with lasting effects, to help make the European Year of Citizens 2013 'a Year for, by and with citizens'.
The report will now be sent to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic Committee and the Committee of the Regions.
Commission's Report on the European Year of Citizens 2013 and its Annex 1 : http://europa.eu/citizens-2013/en/resources-library/official-documents (all languages available)
2013 EU Citizenship Report: http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/reding/factsheets/citizenship-report/
European Year of Citizens Alliance: http://ey2013-alliance.eu/
European Year of Citizens Alliance policy recommendations: http://ey2013-alliance.eu/itsaboutusitsabouteurope/
Evaluation: Final report by the external evaluators