Over a period of three yearshas worked to facilitate dialogue and contact between diverse groups of people living in Europe. Through the use of citizens’ panels, we have encountered large groups of people, including migrants, Roma people, LGBT people, unemployed or precarious young people and many EU citizens living in Members States they are not citizens of.
Their concerns and proposals have been gathered in the Citizens Manifesto that was published in 2013 and presented to the public for the first time in Berlin in October 2013 as well as the European Parliament in December 2013. This idea of a pan-European dialogue of citizens that emerged from this process of the Citizens Pact is now taken to a different level: we leverage on the experience of drafting the Citizens Manifesto to produce tangible impact ahead of one of the key moments in European politics, the elections for the European Parliament in May 2014.
Members of the European Parliament and candidates to the 2014 elections are invited to endorse the Citizens Manifesto and pledge to making these proposals become reality.Organisations and individuals can also sign up to the Manifesto to support the process or specific areas of the Manifesto