Developing civic participation as a way to strengthen local democracy in the Eastern Partnership countries

Publication date: 2016

This report is evidence of the importance that CORLEAP, the political forum of local and regional authorities from the European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries, accords to the issue of supporting local democracy in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, based on the benefits that it can bring to populations. The clear message is that the EU cannot stand idly by in the face of events on its eastern border, and that it recognises the legitimacy of supporting democratisation processes; one of the most important challenges is building up our neighbours' civic structures and strengthening their identification with Europe, fully respecting their autonomy.  

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