The partnership principle is part of the DNA of cohesion policy, but there is a growing consensus on the need to "do more" to involve citizens. The recent Eurobarometer from April 2019 suggests that 77% of respondents consider that social accountability in their country can be improved. Citizens can play a crucial role in identifying development challenges or actively intervening in urban development. The Regiostars finalists will bring forward their experiences in engaging citizens thanks to the cohesion policy.
A Jewel in a Poor Neighbourhood – Belgium
Buergerbahnhof-Plagwitz – Germany
High Five! jugendrechte im quartier – Germany
SHICC – Sustainable Housing for Inclusive and Cohesive Cities INTERREG VB NORTH-WEST EUROPE (NWE) – Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, UK
VilaWATT – INNOVATIVE LOCAL PUBLICP-RIVATE-CITIZEN PARTNERSHIP FOR ENERGY GOVERNANCE – Spain
Gianluca Comuniello, Communication Officer, DG REGIO European Commission, Belgium.
Stijn Oosterlynck, Professor, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Michel Alboort, Member of the Board of DOIC vzw, DOIC vzw, Belgium.
Geert De Pauw, Coordinator, Community Land Trust Brussels, Belgium.
Susanne Lange, Project coordinator, SOS-Kinderdorf Berlin e.V., Germany.
Jordi Mazon, Councillor on energy transition, City of Viladecans, Spain.
René Zieprich, Project coordinator, Stadt Leipzig, Germany.
Cohesion and Cooperation
European Commission - DG REGIO