The European Citizens’ Consultation 2009 (ECC09) was pioneering cross-border deliberative research project aiming to give a voice to citizens across Europe. It was funded by the European Commission and a network of charitable trusts across Europe.
About the European Citizens’ Consultation 2009
There were three stages to the project:
The first stage was an online debate in each Member State which provided a platform for all citizens to debate their ideas on the social and economic future of Europe with MEPs, pressure groups and NGOs.
2. National deliberation: London
The second stage of the project was a series of deliberative events which took place in each member state of the EU. In the UK, this event brought together 100 citizens over one weekend to deliberate on the economic and social future of Europe.
3. European deliberation: Brussels
The third stage of the project was a European Citizen Summit in Brussels where participants from each of the national consultations came together in Brussels to share their ideas and produce the final set of recommendations. These recommendations were then debated by the most senior figures in Europe including the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and the President of the European Parliament, Hans Gert Pöttering.
The project was part funded by the European Commission with the remainder made up by charitable trusts in the Member States.In the UK these trust include the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and The Pears Foundation.
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