On October 15, 2021, UNESSA organizes the first thematic seminar of the Y.civic project. It will take place from 09:30 to 15:45 at the Bonnevie Training Centre (affiliate and partner of the project). This project, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union, will bring together young Europeans (Belgium, France, Italy, Poland and Romania) and allow them to express themselves on the theme of climate and the environment.
On October 14, 2021, UNESSA organizes the Y.civic opening seminar from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Bonnevie Training Center. This project, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union, will bring together European partners (Belgium, France, Italy, Poland and Romania) and will aim to work on the citizen participation of young people aged 18 to 30.
After almost ten years of existence, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is having particularly meagre results. FOR SOLIDARITY-PLS offers you an analysis of this tool of participatory democracy with a practical case, End the Cage Age, a new ICE initiated to improve animal welfare. A Note to discover here.
Participatory democracy: issues and perspectives
Participatory democracy is now a key issue in the cohesion policy developed by the EU. Effective link between citizens and rulers or style figure with no real reach? From the 1970s citizens’ juries initiated in Germany to the Citizens’ Climate Convention launched in 2019 in France, PLS takes stock of citizen participation in Europe. Learn more
Democratic deficit: a challenge for Europe!
Has the EU taken advantage of the last European elections to regain the trust of citizens? This Analysis Note looks at the root causes of the European democratic deficit and provides some answers to address them. Learn more