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European Civic Days and Annual General Assembly 2016

Unlocking the potential of citizen initiatives in transforming societies This year, the European Civic Forum will team up with Pakhuis de Zwijger and its member organisation, Netwerk Democratie, to organise its annual European Civic Days, under the title: New Democracy. In parallel of the City-Makers Summit, the...

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ECI Day 2016 – Forging change

Of the 56 ECIs submitted to date to the European Commission, only three succeeded in collecting over 1 million signatures – however, none of them was followed by a legislative proposal from the Commission. This necessarily gave rise to dissatisfaction among organisers and raises the...

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Activizenship #2 is out !

The second issue of Activizenship has just been released ! In the continuity of the recent developments about fundamental rights and civic space in Europe, this second number focuses on the Hungarian case and the raise of the concept of Illiberal Democracy, "labelled" by Hungarian Prime...

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Concluding Conference: Rural Isolation of Citizens in Europe

Volonteurope is teaming up with its Dutch members Humanitas and LVKK to hold a conference on the Rural Isolation of Citizens in Europe. The conference will be the concluding event of Volonteurope’s two-year campaign on the topic. During the event, Volonteurope will present the key findings and recommendations from the campaign,...

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Your Europe, Your Say! 2016

From 17 to 19 March 2016, the EESC will welcome more than 130 young people and their teachers from the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) and the five candidate countries for EU accession, for the seventh edition of Your Europe, Your Say!...

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The Cultural Commons in the City

The digital transition didn’t only change the way we share news and data, it changed the way our societies are being organised. Traditional power structures are being challenged: from collective citizen actions as community gardening and setting up energy cooperations, to so-called sharing economy phenomena...

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