European Citizens' Initiative: CoR and EESC to stimulate pan-European civic participation

30 Mar 2012
Ref: 017 2012

On the eve of the official launch of the European Citizens' Initiative, the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee co-organised today a conference to discuss the impact of this new participatory instrument on civil society and at the local level, as well as the role both Committees and their members can play in the process. As privileged intermediates between the EU institutions and the actors in the field, they expressed their commitment to fully exercise their responsibility in acting as communicators, enablers and supporters of EU institutions to promote and foster the use of this mechanism.