European Civic Days are back in Strasbourg on October 22nd-23rd 2015!
Since La Rochelle in 2008, the ECF is organising its “European Civic Days”, high visibility events in the framework of the rotating EU Presidencies, providing space for stimulating, open and critical debates between civic, academic and political actors.
Since 2008, more than 2 000 participants joined these events, which contribute not only to bringing the European debate to national and local level and reach out to people often remote from current European agendas, but also to give voice to grassroots initiatives and concerns and bring them to the attention of the European leaders.
This year’s edition will exceptionally be held in Strasbourg to celebrate ten years since the creation of the European Civic Forum in the Council of Europe. It will be an opportunity to gather more than 200 participants from all across Europe to take stock of political, institutional and social challenges facing Europe in the last decade and envision ways forward towards a renewal of the European project around core values of Equality, Solidarity and Democracy.
In a context when the European Union is suffering from a growing popular disenchantment, when the belief in its ability to secure collective well-being has been seriously undermined along with the economic and social crisis, but also, more recently, with the refugees flow, the European Civic Forum (ECF) has been working for ten years to reinforce civic participation for a Europe grounded on Solidarity, Democracy and fair access to rights for all.
Following our previous meetings, we are inviting all NGOs representatives, politicians and citizens to participate and debate during the 2015 edition of the European Civic Days, which will take place in Strasbourg on 22 and 23 October, in partnership with the Council of Europe, the European Commission and Strasbourg municipality.
You can find the final agenda and the speakers’ bios of the 2015 European Civic Days by clicking on the link here.
You can find the registration link below.
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