A State of Democracy: Towards Citizens Rights Protection in the EU

March 2016

The European Civic Forum and European Alternatives jointly ​drafted a policy report, named "State of Democracy: towards citizen rights protection in the EU". This report aims at advising the European institutions on the enhancement of citizens’ rights protection across the EU and of active citizenship. 

Prior to revealing conclusions and recommendations on the way European institutions include citizens in EU level decision making and protection of human rights, this report reviews the existing participatory mechanisms foreseen in the functionning of the European Union as well as a set of proposals for reform to achieve an active European citizenship.