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The directly-elected body of the European Union. The 754 Members of the European Parliament are elected once every five years by the electorates of the EU’s member countries.
Represents Europe's employers, workers and other interest groups. The consultative assembly issues opinions to the larger institutions – in particular the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament.
The EU's assembly of regional and local representatives. Involves regional and local authorities in the European decision-making process.
An alliance of civil society stakeholders representing 60 civil society organisations and European platforms.
Promotes respect for its fundamental values: human rights, democracy and the rule of law. With 47 member countries, it covers virtually all of Europe.
Some countries have appointed a national coordinator to organise national activities, help promote local and regional activities and involve all relevant stakeholders in the European Year.