On 14 September 2015, European Commissioner Vera Jourová officially launched a consultation on EU Citizenship. The consultation is aimed at gathering together experiences and ideas of EU citizens on how to make it easier to exercise their rights. The opinions and ideas collected will provide the basis for the 2016 Citizenship report.
As a reminder, the last EU Citizenship report was published in 2013, during the European Year of Citizens, a report which presented 12 priorities in 6 key areas. The European Civic Forum then actively participated in the European Year of Citizens’ Alliance, which called for active citizenship as a cross-cutting priority in all policy areas of the EU.
The next report is planned to be presented in Spring 2016. In the meantime, the European Civic Forum participated in the online consultation and shared its views concerning EU Citizenship, especially on the part dedicated to values of EU Citizenship, democratic and civic participation. You can view our contribution by clicking here.