2013 will be the European Year of Citizens

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 - 01:18 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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© europa.eu

© europa.eu

The better the men and women of Europe understand their rights as EU citizens, the more informed the decisions they can take in their personal lives, and the more vibrant democratic life in Europe can be at all levels.

This is the vision for the European Year of Citizens 2013, which will provide an opportunity for people throughout Europe to:

  • learn about the rights and opportunities open to them thanks to EU citizenship – particularly their right to live and work anywhere in the EU
  • stimulate debate about the obstacles that prevent people from fully using these rights and generate specific proposals for addressing them
  • encourage people to participate in civic fora on EU policies and issues.

The Year’s activities will be organised as much as possible at the grass-roots level, by citizens and civil society organisations themselves.

Read more on European Year of Citizens and Europe for citizens Programme.


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