European Participation
for Citizens
-the WWW(h) of the initiativeCitizen Participation University,
July 2014
◦ Romania: the National Association of Citizens
Advice Bureaux
◦ Hungary: the Civil College Foundation
◦ Belgium: the European Citizens Action Service
01.09.2013- 28.02.2015
What aim: enhancing citizens’ ownership and usage of
their rights as European citizens by promoting and
increasing knowledge on four EU level participation tools:
European elections,
petitioning to the European Parliament,
complaining to the European Ombudsman
the European Citizens Initiative.
What objectives:
 increasing know-how on the usage and usability of four EU level
participation tools
 capacitating 30 CSOs from Romania and Hungary in using EU
level participation tools
 promoting grassroots participation in EU policies
How we address the objectives:
◦ Mapping the usage of 4 EU participation tools
◦ Launching the research report
◦ Go to vote campaigns for EU elections in Hungary and
◦ International Conference in Romania
◦ Citizen Participation University in Hungary
◦ Training and coaching CSOs in Romania and Hungary
◦ Online ECI Campaign
◦ Citizens Assemblies
◦ Study visit (Brussels, Belgium)
Thank you for you
Alina Iosifescu
NACAB Romania
National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux
[email protected]

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