The initiative "Reflecting on Europe - We take the committment to make your voice heard" by the Committee of Regions (CoR) offers citizens a space to voice their concerns, thoughts and ideas about the future of Europe.
Against this background, the Committee of Regions launched a survey that will be open until the end of 2017 at least. The survey provides the opportunity to share perspectives, opinions, experiences and wishes on our common future to all citizens living in Europe. The feedback is key to structure the CoR's contribution to the "Reflection on the EU" and provide ideas for the further EU Reform Process. The goal of the Committee of Regions is: going local, listening and reporting back to Brussels citizens’ concerns and proposals on what the EU should be!
On this sense, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) stands ready to support the organisation of local events across Europe in 2017, mainly in the form of "citizens' debates" upon the initiative of its Members, regions, provinces, cities and their national associations and in partnership with other EU institutions in the Member States. In addition, political debates could also be initiated by regional parliaments or local councils on the topic "Reflecting on Europe".
The conclusions of these debates or possible declarations or resolutions adopted, could feed in the CoR Opinion on "Reflecting on Europe: the voice of regional and local authorities to rebuild trust in the European Union", to be adopted in late 2017/early 2018, ahead of the launching of the campaign for the European elections of 2019.