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The characterization of Active Citizenship in Europe

Facilitating Active citizenship is one of the European Commission’s strategies for
increasing social cohesion and reducing the democratic deficit across Europe. In this context, this report provides an evidence base for policy development, identifying the socio-demographic characteristics and determinants of active citizens and those who for one reason or another participate much less. The JRC Report provides a detailed identikit of the active citizen from 2002 across 14 European countries. The results of this statistical analysis, based on a multilevel regression model, provide a clear identikit of the active citizen in Europe and the drivers of the phenomenon are identified both at the individual and at the country level.