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First ever Citizen’s Summit, Brussels 24-25 June

[Brussels 14 June] The European Women’s Lobby is delighted to take part in the organisation of the first ever Citizen’s Summit to be held in Brussels in the BOZAR centre, on the 24th and 25th of June. The event, which aims to bring together actors from all across the realms of civil society activism, to create an alternate space where four hundred active citizens from across Europe will be brought together to discuss the future of the EU in a counter summit to the one that will gather Europe’s heads of state and government (European Council) on 27 and 28 June.

Creating space for dialogue and discussion of the Europe that we need is crucial as we imagine a better future for all Europeans. Austerity policies and recession paralysis have hit the sectors where we advocate for investment hard.

Europe is in transition. While the impact of EU policies on the population in the current crisis is greater than ever, European citizens feel disconnected from decision-making in faced with ever more powerful multinational corporations and EU institutions that are failing to address the
democratic deficit.

It is time for a radical re-think about who governs Europe and whose interests are being served.

The two days will hopefully bring lots of creative heads together to come up with radical and innovative new strategies for the coming years.

More information is available here.

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