From Citizen Involvement to Policy Impact - U-Impact

The project “From Citizen Involvement to Policy Impact (U-Impact) built on the positive experience of the partners in the implementation of the project “Joint Citizen Action for a Stronger, Citizen-Friendly Union” (JoiEU) under which participants have debated and developed policy recommendations in several areas related to European citizenship.

The project, coordinated citizen involvement with the public authorities on national and European level in nine countries (eight EU member states and one candidate state) in order to develop a mechanism for increased impact of citizen initiatives on the policy making process in the EU.

U-Impact consisted of a series of public debates taking place in each of the participating countries with the participation and input of the partners which paved the way for new policy initiatives developed by citizens across borders.