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