Europe for Citizens (2014-2020)

10-09-2012

This note seeks to provide a concise overview and critical assessment of the proposed Europe for Citizens programme 2014-2020, which aims to enhance remembrance and civic participation in Europe. Based on an outline of past “active citizenship” initiatives on a European level and the Europe for Citizens programme currently in force, the genesis of the Commission’s new proposal, its content, and its reception by other EU-institutions and stakeholders are analysed. The respective strengths and weaknesses are also examined, followed by a series of recommendations to revise the legislative proposal.

This note seeks to provide a concise overview and critical assessment of the proposed Europe for Citizens programme 2014-2020, which aims to enhance remembrance and civic participation in Europe. Based on an outline of past “active citizenship” initiatives on a European level and the Europe for Citizens programme currently in force, the genesis of the Commission’s new proposal, its content, and its reception by other EU-institutions and stakeholders are analysed. The respective strengths and weaknesses are also examined, followed by a series of recommendations to revise the legislative proposal.