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How Can Citizens Participate in the EU?

25 February 2021 in Online


What old & new tools do citizens have to participate in EU politics and get their voice heard?

On the 25th of February, 16:30-18:00 CET, the European Forum Alpbach is organising their next Democracy Community call on the topic: “Citizen Participation & Lobbying for a more Democratic Europe“.


The event is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy and will feature two speakers: Alberto Alemanno & Nagy Dénes András.


The speakers will focus both on critically examining existing tools for citizen participation like the European Citizens Initiative, as well as discussing upcoming tools like the Conference on the Future of Europe.


If you want to know more about the tools available to be an active EU citizen, register now by sending an email to [email protected]


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Alberto Alemanno

Alberto Alemanno is the founder of The Good Lobby and Jean Monnet Professor in EU Law at HEC Paris since 2009. He has an extensive career as an academic and public activist. For the last decade, he has devoted his work to the democratisation of the European Union in areas such as public health, consumer rights and food policy as well as legal education reform. He has developed the concept of citizen lobbying to rethink representative democracy in the national and transnational space.

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Nagy Dénes András

Nagy Dénes András is the coordinator of the European Citizen Initiative's research group at the Europe Strategy Research Institute in Hungary. He is also the president of Talos, a start-up seeking to foster European civicism by building an online public sphere. Lastly, he was involved in one of the most successful European Citizen Initiatives to date: the Minority Safepack Initiative.

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