ALDA participated to the informal meeting on European citizenship, which took place in Paris, on 10th July, and hosted by Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation. ALDA was also present among the other organizations and networks that attended the meeting: European Alternatives, Delors Institute, European Movement International, European Civic Forum… Mattia Brazzale attended the meeting on behalf of ALDA.
The meeting had a double aim: one was to debate how to raise awareness on European citizenship in order to overcome all barriers, which limit the European citizenship; and the other aimed at contributing to Tony Venables publication on European Citizenship, thanks to the best practises, implemented by all the attendees in the field.
Indeed the meeting represented the occasion to share best practises and to launch further cooperation between the participants as well as to contribute to the publication. ALDA stressed on the importance to give to European citizenship a local dimension, involving in the raising awareness process the LRAs as well. Naturally, the territorial dimension is essential: LRAs are the closest bodies to citizens, therefore they have to be considered in the debate on European citizenship.
Mr Tony Venable will involve in the drafting phase of the publication all the organisations, which attended the meeting, in order to get their feedbacks and to get further details on European Citizenship. His book is expected to be published in the beginning of the next year.
Tony Venables is the founder and former Director of the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS). He has a long working experience in European issues, in particular in the areas of the EU’s relationship with NGOs, free movement of people, citizenship rights, and the protection of consumers in Europe. His work also relates to transparency, governance and institutional reform of the European Union.
ALDA participated to the informal meeting on European citizenship, which took place in Paris, on 10th July, and hosted by Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation. ALDA was also present among the other organizations and networks that attended the meeting: European Alternatives, Delors Institute, European Movement International, European Civic Forum… Mattia Brazzale attended the meeting on behalf of ALDA.
The meeting had a double aim: one was to debate how to raise awareness on European citizenship in order to overcome all barriers, which limit the European citizenship; and the other aimed at contributing to Tony Venables publication on European Citizenship, thanks to the best practises, implemented by all the attendees in the field.
Indeed the meeting represented the occasion to share best practises and to launch further cooperation between the participants as well as to contribute to the publication. ALDA stressed on the importance to give to European citizenship a local dimension, involving in the raising awareness process the LRAs as well. Naturally, the territorial dimension is essential: LRAs are the closest bodies to citizens, therefore they have to be considered in the debate on European citizenship.
Mr Tony Venable will involve in the drafting phase of the publication all the organisations, which attended the meeting, in order to get their feedbacks and to get further details on European Citizenship. His book is expected to be published in the beginning of the next year.
Tony Venables is the founder and former Director of the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS). He has a long working experience in European issues, in particular in the areas of the EU’s relationship with NGOs, free movement of people, citizenship rights, and the protection of consumers in Europe. His work also relates to transparency, governance and institutional reform of the European Union.