Conference on 16 October 2008
"The reform of Europe - Closer to citizens through stronger Local Authorities"
What is it about ?
The EU is in need of reform if the future of European integration is to be safeguarded. The role of Local Authorities in this process is crucial: they are responsible for implementing many EU decisions which directly affect both citizens and businesses and as such are key vehicles for communicating Europe. How can the EU and local levels develop their partnership to ensure that citizens feel better connected to Europe? How can the EU benefit from working with Local Authorities to improve its transparency towards and acceptance by its citizens?