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An example of the bottom-up approach of the Danube Region - The Young Citizens Danube Network (YCDN)
An example of the bottom-up approach of the Danube Region - The Young Citizens Danube Network (YCDN)

Author(s): Johann-Jakob Wulf, Juliane Gierach
Subject(s): Geopolitics
Published by: Kossuth Kiadó Zt.
Summary/Abstract: Europe seems to be in a deep and lasting financial and economic crisis. although the european commission (EC) calls for solidarity and loyalty, nationalistic and euro sceptical views are gaining strength in all parts of the continent. to bring the european idea back to the people and to exploit synergies on all relevant levels, the ec introduced a new form of governance: the bottom-up approach. The bottom-up approach is the core governance model of the european union strategy for the danube Region (EUSDR) which was passed by the council of europe on June 24th 2011. This model attaches importance to the involvement of the regional stakeholders and non-governmental actors in policy making actions. Through a public consultation process the eu tried to give all stakeholders along the river the chance to be involved in the making of the strategy. more than 100 institutions, unions, and associations took the opportunity to raise their voice in this process. also individual persons were invited to state their opinion and to bring ideas forward. This background gave the floor to the establishment of the Young Citizens Danube Network (YCDN) which will be in the focus of attention of this paper.

  • Page Range: 214-230
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English