Active Citizenship

Published In: 2012

Active Citizenship

For a better European society


Active citizenship is the glue that keeps society together. Democracy doesn’t function properly without it, because effective democracy is more than  just placing a mark on a voting slip. The European Economic and Social Committee’s mission is rooted in the principle of participative democracy, operating in addition to representative democracy, on the basis of a continuous dialogue between civil society and decision-makers. By definition,  participative democracy requires people to get involved, to play an active role … in their workplace, perhaps, or by taking part in a political   organisation or supporting a good cause. The area of activity does not matter. It is the commitment to the welfare of society that counts.

Staffan Nilsson
EESC President

ISBN Catalogue Number Number of pages
978-92-830-1627-4 QE-32-11-790-EN-C 72

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