The European Citizens' House (ECH) is an initiative developed by the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) to help create a European public sphere and a more open and democratic European Union at the service of European citizens.
The ECH is based on 'three Cs':
- Citizens' rights;
- Civil Society;
- Citizen Participation.
The concept of ECH consists of a virtual web-based house and a physical house in Brussels (and potentially also in the EU member states), facilitating civil society networking and dialogue, providing better access to the EU institutions and European funding, offering seminar/conference facilities, temporary working places, etc. Click here for more information on the concept.
The European Commission is currently carrying out a survey to assess the need for supporting the establishment of a European Civil Society House.
Please take a moment to answer to a couple of questions online here: http://www.ghkint.com/surveys/civilsociety.