null Seminar "Reinforcing European identity and citizenship, the role of local and regional authorities"

Seminar "Reinforcing European identity and citizenship, the role of local and regional authorities"

Debate on the role that local and regional authorities have in promoting European citizenship and democratic values and rights.


The Municipality of Mafra hosted the meeting of the Commission for Citizenship, Governance and Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX), responsible for coordinating the work of the European Committee of the Regions, which took place on 27 October in the Royal Building of Mafra.

The meeting brought together local and regional government politicians, members of the European Parliament and representatives of youth organisations in a discussion on best practices for integrating younger people in public debate, contributing to the fight against misinformation and hate speech, both on the ground and online.

Among the various speakers, this seminar was attended by the regional director of Lisbon and Tagus Valley of IPDJ, Eduarda Marques, who addressed the work developed and the importance of the Lisbon Youth Centre of IPDJ, in supporting the democratic participation of young people, at local and regional level.

The contributions of the meeting will be included in the European Charter for Youth and Democracy, one of the actions of the Committee of the Regions, in line with the recommendations presented by the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFE) and with the objectives of the European Year of Youth.

More information about this event here.



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