Committee of the Region's Forum

Location: Brussels

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The European Commission has proposed to designate 2013 as the European Year of Citizens. It aims to raise awareness about EU citizens' rights and to engage with them in a debate on the development of EU citizenship and of Europe in general, in view also of the EP elections of 2014.

The Forum will take stock of the impact of EU citizenship on local and regional policy making. Through plenary debates and parallel workshops on the main topics of the citizenship theme, politicians, experts and practitioners will discuss how regions and cities can manage the effects of free movement and voting rights, and how they can stimulate the active involvement of EU citizens in their territory.

Among the speakers are CoR President Valcárcel Siso, EC Vice-President Reding and EP rapporteur Papadopoulou, together with some 20 high-level experts from public authorities, academia and civil society.

More information on the event, as well as the programme and the link to the online registration form can be found at or required by e-mail (