In December 2018, a new concept of permanent structured dialogue mechanism was proposed for discussion by the presidents of the CoR and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The call for a reinforced link between the EU and its citizens was reaffirmed by the Declaration of the 8th European Summit of Regions and Cities in March this year. The CoR is thus in the process of designing its "European Citizens’ Consultations" model; a more permanent and structured format, combined with a feedback mechanism aiming to better include the local level in the EU decision-making process. In order to prepare for this new model, the fifth of a series of lunchtime seminars will be held in the European Committee of the Regions on the 7th of May. Ms Claudia Chwalisz, Policy Analyst, Open Government Unit, OECD, Ms Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, Head of Programme, EPC and Mr Dominik Hierlemann, Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh/Brussels, Belgium will present the academic point of view on citizen engagement.
The event will be livestreamed.
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