The development of a European Public Sphere is a key challenge in the EU integration process. Its structure and dimension influence the democratic quality and the social cohesion within EU.
The international seminar "Enlarging the Territory of Citizens’ Participation" to be held in Sofia will provide young people with knowledge and skills for active participation in the democratic life of the union. The political, social, economic and cultural aspects that the seminar addresses will contribute to shape a vision how to strengthen European democracy and reaffirm the concept of active European citizenship.
The participants will acquaint with all direct and indirect instruments of citizen involvement, from the European Citizens Initiative to the structured dialogue with civil society organizations and a modernized system of European Elections. The ideas and knowledge generated during the seminar can be used by every participant and be implemented at local level
Panel discussions, working groups, lectures, plenary sessions, simulation games and information market will be some of the methods used to debate these issues.
The rich social program will enable the participants to explore the night life in Sofia, enjoy a horse ride in Vitosha mountain (optional) and see the Rila Monastery, one of the most significant and picturesque monuments on the Balkans, part of the UNESCO book of world heritage.
Countries: EU Member states
Costs: 70% of Travel Costs will be reimbursed (up to 230 Euro)
Fee/person: 75 Euro participation fee/person
Board & lodging covered by the organisers
Deadline for applying: 22 April 2012!!!
FOR MORE DETAILS AND APPLICATION FORM: uefbulgaria(at)scas(dot)acad(dot)bg