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Welcome to our online debate entitled: “Stakeholders’ Community to Federate European Citizens’ Initiatives” Join the debate at the bottom of this post ! European Citizens’ Initiatives (ECI) as well as Political Parties’ debates and campaigns could play a key role in the running up to 2014 European Elections. We can distinguish 3 main phases: Phase… » read more

The European eDemocracy Award is a well-established and international annual award prepared and coordinated by Fondation EurActiv PoliTech in the framework of the World eGov Forum, organised by André Santini, former Minister, Deputy of Hauts-de-Seine, Mayor of Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. The European eDemocracy Award 2011 will take place at Issy-les-Moulineaux (France) on 10-12 October 2011 and… » read more

Join the debate at the bottom of this post ! Last Wednesday, hosted its 1st BlogActiv Bloggers Café bringing together around 30 EU bloggers and European Citizens’ Initiative stakeholders. This Bloggers Café presented the audience new design and the Online Debate on “Stakeholders’ Community to Federate European Citizens’ Initiatives” in partnership with… » read more

EU leaders are too focused on the short term of upcoming elections and lack a strategic vision to give new impetus to European integration and better connect with citizens, said Valéry Giscard d’Estaing in an interview with EurActiv. Speaking on the margin of a conference on how to revitalise the European dream organised by French… » read more

To forge a real sense of ownership and belonging, EU leaders and politicians should better market the European project, said the Indian dean of French business school INSEAD, Dipak C. Jain, in a recent interview with EurActiv. Having followed the American Dream and now seeking to live the European Dream, the Indian says that Europe’s… » read more

Join the debate here ! Mr. Jahier, President of Group III, launched the initiative to organise a seminar on the European Citizens’ Initiative, the most innovative and concrete transnational tool of the Lisbon Treaty. He stated that this seminar offered the possibility to bring together forty participants from outside the “Schuman box”. Coming from nineteen… » read more

Join the debate here ! Question 1: Will the European Citizens’ Initiative transform the European democratic life and reduce the widening ‘Democratic Gap’ between its citizens and decision-makers? “The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) will introduce a whole new form of participatory democracy to the EU. It is a major step forward in the democratic life… » read more