Recommendations of the European Year of Citizens 2013 Alliance

It's about Us, It's about Europe!

Towards Democratic European Citizenship!

Sixty-two European networks of associations and non-governmental organisations backed by 22 coalitions
at the national level joined forces to form the European Year of Citizens Alliance 2013 (EYCA) with the aim
of engaging civil society in a broad debate on what European citizenship means today, identifying the
challenges ahead and formulating solutions.

One of the main aims of this wide cross-sector and transnational network is to ensure that active citizenship
is understood as a lasting cross-cutting theme in European public policies. After a year long reflection
and consultation process, the EYCA presents its key proposals for the reinforcement and enhancement
of active citizenship in Europe.

These proposals are organised following a precise reasoning starting from our vision for Europe which is
that of a Union based upon solidarity, equality and participation (Chapter 1 – Active European Citizenship
as a Project of Society). However this vision for Europe implies to ensure that vulnerable, marginalised and
excluded citizens are equally involved and included in society, notably in terms of participation
(Chapter 2 – An Open and Inclusive European Democracy) and to strengthen the three democratic
pillars that are (a) education and information, (b) open and responsive institutions and (c) strong and
independent civil society (Chapter 3 – One European Democracy, Three Democratic Pillars).
You can read the recommendations here
For more information about EYCA see their website

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