EU citizens want to be closer to the institutions - ALDA values and activities still the core of the EU identity
On 12 September, ALDA Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida participated to the conference 'The promise of the EU’, organised within the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Rome, Italy.
The recent Eurobarometer survey on the meaning of EU membership and European citizens’ expectations for the future was presented. The survey’s findings make it clear that ALDA and its values are at the very heart of the European identity, and of the citizens concerns.
Peace, human rights, and democracy are the core values identified by the respondents, 350 citizens from the Union. An integrated EU approach is demanded especially concerning free movement, peace, as well as key concerns like immigration, financial regulation, and the job market.
The survey also highlighted the needs of European citizens for more information and interaction with the EU institutions, and the need for better narratives showcasing positive impacts.
All in all, Europeans keep asking a two-ways dialogue with institutions at EU-level. These findings further boost ALDA 15-year work to promote citizen participation and democracy at all levels.