Open Estonia Foundation

OEF and partners take action for a citizen-friendly Europe

14.11.2013

Civil society organizations from 13 countries have joined forces to coordinate citizen debate and action for a better-informed participation in the democratic life of the EU.

Civil society organizations from 13 countries have joined forces to coordinate citizen debate and action for a better-informed participation in the democratic life of the EU.

 

The initiative "Joint Citizen Action for a Stronger, Citizen-Friendly Union" (JoiEU) will engage citizens from 11 EU member states and Serbia and Albania to discuss ways of effective civic and political participation in the European Union, with a special focus on the values and opportunities of European citizenship, citizen participation in the economic governance of the union, shaping the EU cohesion policy for 2014-2020, and participation in the European elections in 2014.

At the heart of the project are 12 transnational debates held every month on a different topic in a different partner country, starting from Croatia on December 10, 2013. All debates will involve a diverse group of relevant stakeholders to discuss the existing participation mechanisms, good practices and challenges in the policy field at hand, and formulate concrete policy recommendations for decision-makers at the EU and national level. The Estonian debate is scheduled for April 8, 2014 and will focus on citizen participation in the EU elections.

JoiEU is funded by the European Union's Europe for Citizens Programme and implemented by a group of international partners led by ProInfo (Bulgaria).

More information on the initiative is available on the project's blog http://joieu.net.


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