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22-02-2018

‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’: involve - inspire - impact

  • involve citizens in a dialogue about the future
  • inspire all levels of government to build societies where people come first
  • impact the way decisions are taken in Europe
It is time to change the way politics is done in Europe. A year ahead of the European Parliament elections, our campaign will bring people and policymakers together to explore new ways of involving citizens in the decision-making process.

By activating its network of Europe's largest cities, that between them govern 130 million citizens across 39 countries, alongside partners such as Bozar, European Festivals Association, Actors for Urban Change and the Young European Federalists, EUROCITIES aims to launch a process that promotes societies where people come first, and where trust between citizens and public authorities is strengthened.
 
With more than 70 days to go to the campaign’s kick-off, 44 European cities have already officially joined the campaign, showing cities’ commitment in involving citizens in a dialogue about our future.

‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ will begin in May 2018 with a series of local events showcasing successful local initiatives that engage citizens, present ideas for new forms of democracy and map out a positive, common future.

The campaign will come alive on 7 May 2018 with a simultaneous online kick-off involving all participating cities, and a European launch event in Brussels, where we will welcome European, national and local political leaders, as well as renowned cultural personalities, such as Saskia Sassen, Philippe van Leeuw and Philippe van Parijs.
 
A high-level public debate will take place at the BOZAR, followed by an artistic performance and cocktail reception. Furthermore, a private political summit hosted by the mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close, will be organised at the city hall.

Throughout the campaign, policy makers and citizens will work together to imagine and create a better future for our continent. Citizens’ and cities’ recommendations on how to engage citizens in policymaking will be collected both online and at events. A first selection of recommendations will be presented at the next EUROCITIES annual conference in Edinburgh on 28-30 November 2018.

Let’s make a difference together!
 

To receive more information about the campaign, visit the campaign website or contact our campaign coordinator Federico Guerrieri using the links below.

W http://cities4europe.eurocities.eu

F https://www.facebook.com/cities4europe

T #cities4europe

E cities4europe@eurocities.eu

EUROCITIES staff contact

Federico Guerrieri
federico.guerrieri@eurocities.eu