Citizens' dialogue - Reflecting on the EU from the perspective of cities and regions
The citizens dialogue taking place in Dubrovnik on 28 October is the first "local event" in the form of a "flagship Citizens dialogue" supported by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Croatia.
Upon the initiative of Nikola Dobroslavić- Head of Croatian delegation and President of the Dubrovnik and Neretva Region, the event represents the opportunity to have an open and interactive debate with citizens on the future of the European project, its concrete achievement and challenges today.
Citizens from the Region, students, young people, representatives from academia, NGO's, local and regional authorities, business sector are invited to exchange their views and concerns face to the European, national and local representitives participating in the debate on the following themes : territorial investment and future of regional policy with the attention to the urban challenges and the role of local and regional for addressing economic; social and environmental issues; migration and emigration; future of Europe after Brexit and citizens' participation and democratic accountability; security in an unstable and changing environment.
During the CoR's plenary debate on the "Reflection on the EU" on 11 October, the President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Markku Markkula, called for a stronger engagement of CoR members in going local and listening to citizens' concerns and proposals on the future of Europe, with the objective to feedback to Brussels and contribute to the ongoing "Reflection of the EU" process.