Europe, my country
September 2015 – February 2017
EuroDEMOS Association from Romania together with partners from Associazione TDM 2000 from Italy, Vision 2020 Leadership Initiative from United Kingdom and Youth Alliance from Republic of Macedonia implemented the project „Europe, my country”, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.
The project „Europe, my country” aimed to encourage democratic participation and active citizenship by building the citizens ownership and understanding regarding the legislative procedures and institutions within EU.
The project included different activities to involve the main actors of democracy in the debate regarding the gap between citizens, civil society and decision makers: inquiry, conferences, workshops, campaigns, offering community feedback to MEPs, etc.. Another pillar of the project is to strengthen the civil society, to contribute to the engagement of citizens at the democratic life of the EU was implemented through activities as accredited training course, building partnerships, developing documents for further actions, etc.
I. Preparatory partners meeting
II. Civic inquiry regarding the activity of MEPs in EU countries: Romania, Italy and UK and of the parliamentarians in Macedonia. In all the countries in totally were questioned more than 6 500 persons and the results with the citizens feed-back were made publicly in each country.
III. Public campaign to promote EU citizenship and participation – it was developed in all partners communities(RO, IT, UK, MK) and included different activities adapted to the local community needs like: street campaign, workshops, Info day, on-line promotion etc.
IV. 4 Conferences: 1 international conference in Romania and 3 national conferences in Italy, United Kingdom, Macedonia
V. Accredited Training on Civic and Social Competences - Romania
VI. Promoting the final document to relevant stakeholders