CITYCOM is addressing some of the most important European political themes laid down in the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth to European citizens’ political consciousness.
By organizing local meetings called CityzenCommissions citizens from six European regions are given the chance to explore how specific policy fields such as structural and social funds, working and voting abroad, consumer social policies, impact on the local space in which citizens live. Citizens will also have opportunities to formulate expectations and recommendations about the future of the EU.
Local findings will be discussed during a wider CityzenSummit in Poland and presented during an annual street festival in Warsaw. The results will finally be publicly presented in the six communities and discussed with local, national and European policy-makers.
Directly involving almost 1000 citizens from different ages, social groups and European regions, allowing them to meaningfully relate European policies to their social realities, the project intends to stimulate an informed public debate about benefits and challenges in major EU policy fields.