First EU-level thematic conference for the European Year of Citizens 2013
The first EU-level thematic conference for the European Year of Citizens 2013 will take place in Brussels on Tuesday, 22 January 2013. Up to 200 representatives from civil society, national authorities and European Union institutions will participate at this conference.
The topic to be covered at the conference will be “Making the Most of the European Year of Citizens”. Given the broad scope of the European Year, the conference will focus on four themes:
- What do the EU and its citizens stand to gain from better enjoyment of our EU-level rights?
- Moving beyond 'rights & obligations' to more 'engagement & participation' – how can we encourage more civic participation at the EU level?
- 'Civic participation' is a common thread running through previous European Years. How can we ensure that their legacy can continue into the European Year of Citizens 2013?
- What tools exist to facilitate citizens' engagement in EU policy-making?