The European Union is at its core a model of transnational governance based, inter alia, on democracy and the rule of law. There are two key findings from our survey: on the one hand, that civil dialogue is based on the primary or constitutional law of this Union and addresses the specific challenges of transnational democracy. On the other, that implementation remains a challenge. This EESC Survey and mapping of its results, legal basis and other relevant data clearly show that the status quo can still stand considerable improvement. EESC hereby presents a roadmap towards a single open online tool in order to save money, gain broad compliance and ultimately address the ongoing challenge of implementing the requirements of Art 11 paragraph 1 and 2 TEU.
Civil Dialogue and Participatory Democracy in the EU
News - 21st March 2016