EurActiv’s work in fostering new exchanges – Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission
April 28, 2016
The best way to foster trust between politicians and citizens is by making informed decisions through dialogue. We, EU policy-makers, must listen to people’s concerns and aspirations; we have to consider the social, economic and political impact of our decisions in all Member States and across different sectors and societies. The European Commission is indeed committed to consulting as widely as possible: involving a broad range of stakeholders from NGOs and citizens to regional and national governments; businesses and industry. This is a transparent process and the results are publicly available. And yet, we need to do more .
Fortunately, the digital revolution has created new innovative ways to convey messages to decision-makers. I therefore welcome EurActiv’s work in fostering new exchanges, therefore promoting and supporting the EU transparency measures.
I always encourage EU citizens to engage in EU policy-making and EurActiv is a great place to start!
Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Energy Union
Author : EurActiv: Pioneering Values in European Media