Title: Cities, Regions and Mobile EU citizens: getting involved in getting involved
Code: 11B93
Chair: Boulanger, Marie-Hélène
Panagopulos, Harry
Organisers: European Commission - DG JUST
Themes: Theme 1: Building resilient Regions and Cities
Speakers: Chilintan, Laura
Frelak, Justyna
Guidikova, Irena
Hay, Sue
Huddleston, Thomas
Mousmouti, Maria
Tubbing, Niels
Capacity: 77
Location: European Commission, Centre Borschette, Room 0B
Date: 11/10/2017 [11:15-13:00]
Refreshments: Yes
Lunch: No
Dinner: No
Brief: Come and discover the new and inspiring results from the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme on how to improve the political participation of mobile EU citizens at regional and local level. What are the best strategies to get people involved in their local communities and government, to turn out to vote, and to participate in the life of cities in their host countries? How can we increase democratic participation and engagement in the decision making process at local and regional level? Cities and regions are best placed to take action; let’s share the best practices together and, in addition, identify how and where the European institutions and programmes can bring concrete added value.

Target audience:
- EU, national, regional and local policy/decision makers
- Other stakeholders: private companies, financial institutions, European and national associations
- Academics, students and researchers
  The workshop is fully booked.