CALL FOR INPUT: "Reconnecting Europe with its citizens" - CoR rapporteur Mr Christophe Rouillon (FR/PES - CIVEX) :


The Committee of the Regions is drawing up an Own-Initiative Opinion on "Reconnecting Europe with its citizens" to be adopted by the CoR plenary in December 2014. 

The opinion will set out recommendations from Europe’s regions and cities on the future communication strategy of the EU institutions, with an analysis of the context, resources and content priorities.  The Opinion is prepared by Mr Christophe ROUILLON (FR/PES - CIVEX), Mayor of Coulaines and Vice-President of the Association of French Mayors. 

You are invitee to take part in the preparation of the opinion and to share your views on how the dialogue between the EU and its 500 million citizens can improve, in particular at regional and local level. 

  • How to design the communication about the EU in your constituency?
  • How do you perceive the current efforts by the European institutions (e.g. Citizens Dialogues, Europe Direct, Strategic Partnerships, etc.) in connecting citizens, politicians and EU representatives?
  • What tools or resources can help local and regional politicians and administrations in communicating on Europe?
  • How can the citizens' concerns and expectations on the EU be better monitored at a local level? 

Please send your suggestions and recommendations by e-mail to the CoR ( before 15 July 2014. 

Your input will support the rapporteur in his analysis and will contribute to the future EU communication policy. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

(Source: CIVEX Commission secretariat, Committee of the Regions)

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