2013 was the European Year of Citizens, placing EU citizenship at the very heart of the European agenda. It is impossible to foster dialogue with citizens and promote their rights without giving local government a strong role. This is why the Committee of the Regions proposes concrete measures on issues such as migration, asylum, equal opportunities and citizens' rights. The principle of "multilevel governance" must be at the heart of cooperation between the European Union, its Member States and local/regional authorities.
Public communication and citizens engagement
Johan Peter Paludan at EuroPCom