The recommendations in this document are the result of the research activities and discussions which were organised within the “YOU4EU – Citizen Participation 2.0” Project.
The research activities were implemented from December 2018 to July 2019 and included a campaign on social networks aimed at collecting citizens’ questions, a compilation of stakeholders’ answers to these questions, and the publication “50 Questions from YOU to the EU” which summarised key citizens’ concerns and provided an overview of recommendations for the improvement of citizen participation.
Within the Project, four public events were organised, one in each of Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Serbia, between September and December 2019. Participants in these events had the opportunity to exchange views on the main challenges for the establishment of an inclusive and transparent society at the EU and national levels.
During the implementation of the YOU4EU Project, we found an urgent need to act to improve transparency and participation. This document sets out the main conclusions, gathered during the project activities in all five participating countries, and a series of specific recommendations for the European Union and national governments.