Are you trying to tie your project ideas into current EU thinking? We recommend taking a look at the latest EU Citizenship Report published in January 2017. It takes stock of progress since 2014 and proposes ways that citizens can enjoy their membership of the European Union. Europeans are more than ever aware of their status as citizens of the Union and the proportion of Europeans wanting to know more about their rights continues to increase. Four out of five Europeans cherish, in particular, the right to free movement that allows them to live, work, study and do business anywhere in the EU (December 2016 Eurobarometer).
However, a lack of awareness means EU citizens do not fully exercise their right to vote in European and local elections. The 2017 EU Citizenship Report sets out the Commission's priorities in further raising awareness of these rights and making them easier to use in practice. The Europe for Citizens Programme seeks projects that help citizens understand the value of participating in elections and feeling more 'European'.