Strong participation of citizens in the ELDW 2013 in Brussels-Capital Region

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The Association of the City and the Municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium) has been part of the ELDW initiative since 2008. Along the three main objectives defined –engaging youth, working with elected representatives on good governance and promoting the ELDW at local level -, round tables were organised, inviting young citizens and their local and European elected representatives, as well as various events took place in the municipalities around Brussels, such as “citizen coffees”, discovery tours and fun games. The success of the last Democracy Week and the strong involvement of citizens motivated local officials to continue participating in the initiative and go even further in 2014 –as Barbara Decupere, Councillor on Citizenship said in her presentation, held at the general coordination meeting of ELDW in Paris, 14 February 2014.