Three reasons to vote for European elections

A briefing by Stéphane Ridou, EU project manager at CAAC. Participation of European citizens for the election of the EU Parliament is expected to be lower than the last ballot, issue confirmed by opinion pollsters. In 2009, the turnout reached 43%. While higher levels were observed in the same elections of 2004 (45.5%) and 1999 (49.5%),…

CiTIEs: Cities of Tomorrow: Investing in Europe

Organised by the European Commission More than two thirds of EU citizens live in cities or other urban areas – but does policy making in the EU reflect the realities of today’s Europe? As calls grow for an EU Urban Agenda, the European Commission will host a cluster of events to debate how Member States…

Atlantic Cities and the European Citizen’s Initiative

A briefing by Tamara Guirao, CAAC coordinator Building on the participatory traditions of Member States, the European citizens’ initiative (ECI) allows one million EU citizens to participate directly in the development of EU policies, by calling on the European Commission to make a legislative proposal. A step further to achieve full EU citizenship, this instrument…