EU Citizenship and Citizens’ Rights

2013 will be the European Year of Citizens which aims to ensure that all citizens are aware of the rights available to them.

The Committee of Regions (CoR) has commissioned the Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES) to carry out an assignment ‘Study on the Role of Local and Regional Authorities in the promotion of EU Citizenship and Citizens’ Rights’. The purpose of the study is to investigate the role local and regional authorities can have in implementing and fostering citizens' rights connected to European Union citizenship.

The study will be presented at a Forum organised by the CoR on 28 November 2012 in preparation of the Year 2013. The results of the study will be distributed in several languages to ensure that local and regional authorities in all Member States can draw inspiration from the examples presented in the study.

As part of the study, CSES is carrying out a survey focusing on three areas: the right to vote and stand as a candidate in municipal and European Parliament elections; the right to free movement and residence in the EU; and the right to complain to the ombudsman and to petition the European Parliament. We also ask for examples of good practices that other Local and Regional Authorities might learn from.

We would very much appreciate your inputs to this survey. If you have any questions about the content of the questionnaire, please contact Natalia Cecot ( or telephone +44 1959 525122. If you have any questions on the procedure, please contact the Committee of the Regions secretariat (email:

To participate, please click on your preferred language to complete the survey.

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If you prefer, a Word version is available in English - to download please click HERE.

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