With the adoption of the EU Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021- 2027 accompanied by a unique Recovery Plan conditions have been created to develop a more just, resilient and sustainable Europe. A
robust and new cohesion policy is one of the cornerstones of this ambitious endeavour.
The ’Meet the Citizen 2.0’ project of the European House covers five countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CZ, HU, HR, RO and SK); all of them are massive beneficiaries of the EU Cohesion Fund. Our 11
working papers indicate possible avenues how to use effectively these financial instruments in remote, less developed areas of these countries highlighting not only the importance of EU assistance in daily
life of citizens but simultaneously contributing to reducing the still significant gap between the citizens and the EU institutions.
Each paper of ours offers not only a brief analyses of an important aspect of cohesion policy in Central and Eastern Europe but proposes also practical solutions for the involvement of citizens, their
organisations and other stakeholders in practising partnership for making cohesion policy a success.
Discussion Paper 1 – PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY. THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS. CITIZENS’ INVOLVEMENT. TRUST-BUILDING
Discussion Paper 2 – GREEN, CARBON-FREE EUROPE; CLIMATE CHANGE. THE PARIS AGREEMENT
Discussion Paper 3 – EDUCATION – THE LINK BETWEEN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND LIFELONG
Discussion Paper 4 – SOCIAL EUROPE
Discussion Paper 5 – CONNECTIVITY. TRANSPORTATION (WATERWAYS, TRAINS, FLIGHTS, BICYCLE
TRACKS). THE HUMAN DIMENSION
Discussion Paper 6 – CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Discussion Paper 7 – COMMUNICATION. EUROPE CLOSER TO CITIZENS. SOCIAL MEDIA. VOX HUMANA
Discussion Paper 8 – TOURISM; CULTURAL HERITAGE
Discussion Paper 9 – URBANISATION
Discussion Paper 10 – CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION. EUROPEAN CROSS-BORDER MECHANISM
Discussion Paper 11 – EUROPEAN IDENTITY AND EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP VIS-A-VIS REGIONALISM,