The local event in Salerno represents the kick off of the CoR campaign "Reflecting on Europe" led by ANCI – National association of Italian cities and municipalities. The event is built in partnership with the European Affairs Department - Presidency of the Council of Ministers and among the speakers are E.Bianco (IT/PES), Head of the Italian delegation at CoR as well as Benedetta Brighenti (IT/PES).
The event will launch the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties during the general assembly of Italian young administrators invited to be active "European Ambassadors" and organize local debates on the future of Europe in their constituencies during the year. A series of 20 local events with citizens are expected during 2017 and they will be supported by the European Committee of the Regions.
"Reflecting on Europe"
is an initiative launched by the European Committee of the Regions to
offer a space for citizens to present their ideas, thoughts and opinions
on what the European Union should be. In this context, regional and
local authorities are asked to engage in a dialogue with their citizens and to collect feedback
on their concerns, thoughts and ideas about the future of the EU. The
CoR takes the commitment to make citizens' voices heard and to take into
account their input in shaping the on-going political debate on the
future of Europe.