The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) has launched a public consultation in order to put forward recommendations for the future post-2013 European programme "Europe for citizens"
The consultation questions include the following: What does a 'Europe without borders' mean? What kind of political decision would help to strengthen your feeling of belonging to Europe? What role can citizens of immigrant origin play at local level to promote intercultural dialogue and tolerance? How can we prepare the citizens and local actors from countries heading towards European Union accession and promote mutual understanding between the citizens from EU and non-EU members?'
The aforementioned green paper is to be launched at the occasion of the Congress on Citizenship and twinning, organised by CEMR, the Asssociation of Polish cities and the City of Rybnik, which will take place from 29 September to 1 October 2011 in Rybnik, Poland. The Rybnik Congress conclusions will then be incorporated into a "White paper for a new European citizenship", which CEMR plans to present to the European Commission before the end of 2011.
The important thing is that your responses are to be in no later than 20th July. Why has our Government not told us of this, and why have our representatives on the CEMR not told us? Is the Government hoping this will pass unnoticed?
Should you wish to contribute to the consultation, please send your contributions in French or in English by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the following address:
Council of European Municipalities and Regions
15 Rue de Richelieu
To read the full Consultation paper (8 pages) go to: