Bring Back the Citizens! How to revive democratic participation for a citizens-led Europe

22. April 2016


Why are European citizens turning their back on our political system and what needs to be done to give a new impetus to democracy in Europe? Is the EU as it is now compatible with participatory democracy? Is representative democracy the model to follow and can it be applied at every level of governance? Why has the EU lost its mojo among the people of Europe?

Concerned about these developments, FutureLab Europe’s fifth generation worked on a publication calling for concrete measures to address the root causes of these European malaises by bridging the gap between citizens and decision makers.

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FutureLabbers presented the publication to Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament and Antonio Silva Mendes, Director for Youth and Sport in the Directorate General for Education and Culture in the European Commission at the 2016 FutureLab Europe Spring Conference. Click here to see how it went.