At the start of the EU's new legislative term, the opinion proposes a major overhaul of the European institutions' communication policy, aiming to restore citizens' trust in the European integration project
European conference "Citizen in my city, citizen in Europe" organised by CEMR in Rome (Italy), workshop 5 – Giving the floor to citizens
Presentation of the opinion at the INFORM Network Meeting (DG REGIO) Brussels, 3 December 2014
Opinion Civex-V-049 is adopted at the CoR plenary session
Rapporteur is a speaker at the CoR Conference on Governing a multi-level Europe, panel devoted to "Reconnecting citizens with the EU: the role of regions and cities"
Rapporteur takes part, together with CoR President Michel Lebrun, in a public debate with citizens "L'Europe en Wallonie" in Namur
Rapporteur discusses the opinion with communicators and policy experts from the regions,towns, territorial associations and other stakeholders
The rapporteur participates in a panel discussion on "Rethinking EU communication" opening the 5th edition of the EuroPCom conference, together with Ms Mairead McGuinness, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mr Sandro Gozi, Italian State Secretary for Europeanpolicies, Ms Jane Morrice, Vice-President of the EuropeanEconomic and Social Committee
Rapporteur meets with Mr Deffaa, Directeur general of DG REGIO
Rapporteur published an article about "Reconnecting Europe with the citizens" in the French daily Ouest France
Draft opinion is adopted at the CIVEX commission meeting
Collecting input for the opinion - meeting with Mr Gregory Paulger, General Director for Communication, European Commission
Collecting input for the opinion - meeting with Mr Reijo Kemppinen, General Director for Communication, Council of the EU
Collecting input for the opinion - meeting with Ms Juana Lahousse – General Director for Communication, European Parliament
CoR Bureau appoints Mr Christophe Rouillon (FR/PES) as rapporteur of the opinion on "Reconnecting Europe with its citizens"