From Citizen Involvement to Policy Impact
The project “From Citizen Involvement to Policy Impact” (U-Impact) coordinates citizen involvement with decision-makers at national and European levels in eight EU member states and one candidate country in order to create an inclusive, long lasting network for policy debate and impact involving citizens across borders building on their cultural diversity and promoting the development of a common European public space.
The project builds on the positive experience of the partners in the implementation of the project “Joint Citizen Action for a Stronger, Citizen-Friendly Union” (JoiEU), under which participants have debated and developed policy recommendations in several areas related to European citizenship. U-Impact fosters a meaningful debate with policy-makers, including the European Parliament, and helps create mechanisms for turning citizen involvement into effective citizen influence on EU policy.
March 2015 – July 2016
Past and upcoming debates:
Deeply concerned by the lack of a common European approach to the current migrant crisis in Europe and by the threat this poses to such founding principles of the Union as solidarity and freedom of movement, the partners of the U-Impact project have drafted a letter to the Members of the European Parliament calling for an active involvement of European citizens in all EU member states, candidate countries and in the European Neighbourhood in discussing and finding sound policy decisions to address this crisis.
Interested in supporting this initiative? Endorse our letter and make your voice heard!