Citizens’ Dialogue: Listening (to) Europe. Experiences and prospects of local citizens’ movements  
Citizens’ Dialogue: Listening (to) Europe. Experiences and prospects of local citizens’ movements

In parallel with the “Open Doors Day” of the EU institutions on 6 May 2017, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) will organise a meeting and a debate with pro-European citizens' initiatives. Recently, the latter developed in different contexts and continue to organise local events and online discussions on European topics. 

The debate will be conducted in two parts with a short break in between: In the first part, the representatives of initiatives are invited to discuss their lessons learned while the second part will be dedicated to their ideas on the way forward. 

Interpretation will be provided from/into Dutch, English, French, German and Polish. 
Live web streamwill be available. 

Panel:

Daniel Röder, Pulse of Europe
Benedikt Kau, Why Europe?
Barbara Aubin, 1989 Generation Initiative
Richard Laub, Stand up for Europe
Katarzyna Morton, KOD International

Moderator: Katrina Sichel, Brussels

Programme:

12:00-12:45
Part 1: Experiences: what are the lessons learned by the initiatives?

Welcome address by Markku Markkula, President of the CoR
Statements by panellists and debate with the audience

12:50-13:30
Part 2: Prospects: what is the way forward?

Statements by panellists and debate with the audience
Closing remarks by the moderator.​


Registration deadline: 5th of May at 12.00 am (midday)

Contact:
Organizer: European Committee of the Regions