Civil Society Dialogue with EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Enterpreneurship and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska wil be held at the 6th ELMC.
One of the main points of the second day will be the Civil Society Dialogue in a form of a Q&A session with EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska. Each participant will be able to ask a question, submit their comments or comment on EU policy. Participation in Dialogue does not involve any fees, but requires prior registration.
What is Civil Society Dialogue?
Civil Society Dialogues have been held in EU countries since 2012. During the meetings, the Commissioners and representatives of the European Union institutions present issues related to the community’s activities and listen to the citizens’ voices about the functioning of the EU, gather opinions and formulate conclusions for the future. Civic Society Dialogue takes the form of public debate also with EU politicians, e.g. Members of the European Parliament, national, regional and local politicians.
In broader terms
In broader terms, this is a form of contact between the state authority and third sector organizations, based on the mutual transfer of opinions, information or arrangements regarding objectives, instruments and strategies for the implementation of public policy. Participants of the Civil Society Dialogue – along with public authorities – are not only traditionally understood social partners, but also non-governmental organizations operating on various levels: social, economic, world-view, professional or territorial.
The structure of debates are questions and answers. Everyone can ask European politicians a question, submit their comments and comment on the impact of EU policies on everyday life. You can also share your vision of the future of Europe, ask a question and present proposals for solutions that are beneficial for Union citizens.