Fabian Demicoli

Citizens’ consultations on the Future of Europe 2009

 

In the run-up to the 2009 Euro-elections, the European Citizens' Consultations 2009 (ECC 2009) will give citizens a voice in the debate over how to respond to the current economic and financial crisis by providing a platform for a pan-European dialogue on the future of Europe.

The ECC 2009 will give all European citizens an opportunity to join in the discussion on how the EU can shape our economic and social future in a globalised world, the first stage in a process which will culminate in a European Citizens' Summit in May 2009.

The national websites will give everyone the chance to discuss and share their views on this crucial issue, and help develop recommendations for national and European policy-makers. Their ideas will be fed into national consultations which will be held in the EU-27 in March next year, involving some 1500 citizens from all walks of life. The outcome of all these deliberations will be handed over to policymakers at the European Citizens' Summit in May.

ECC 2009 is co-funded by the European Commission under its "Debate Europe" programme. A similar exercise was carried out successfully for the first time in 2007, this time round, the Citizens' Consultations in Malta will be held on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of March 2009. For more information please do not hesitate to contact Abigail Mamo @ GRTU.

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