Citizen participation is one of the key elements in the establishment and development of modern society representing the interests of all citizens, social groups and society as a whole.
According to a new democratic right, established in 2015, any EU citizen, together with commonly concerned neighbors, can launch an initiative to be brought before the European Commission.
A new intersubject programme of citizenship education does not bring any improvements. Civil society has been replaced by community, nationalism has been inserted in places where it does not even fit the context and with everything we are seeing, the young are still being raised to be subjects, not citizens.
Croatia will not introduce Euro until at least 2023. Voter turnout for European Parliament elections is low, especially among the youth. The biggest threat for the future of the EU might not be euroscepticism, but "euro-indifference”. Those are answers to some of the questions asked on Gong's Europe Day event.
European politics in recent years has been concerned with the rise and popularity of populism, especially among younger generations. Populist political options – it is argued – are gaining unprecedented success and are beginning to pose a systemic threat to the well-being of all European democracies. These are the empirical facts, as much as they are political and media claims that emerge ahead of the European Parliament elections, on which the dynamics of European politics in the coming period will depend.