The "Cities for Europe" online platform is a forum for everyone who wants to bring the European idea to life with their ideas. Committed citizens, initiatives, cities and regions have the opportunity to present "Europe in practice", to network with others, and to stimulate cooperation. At the same time, the portal shows a broad audience how diverse, colourful and lively Europe is if we look at the cities and regions and not just the institutions and bureaucracy. Politics and administration should be encouraged to see the richness and strength of this "Citizens' Europe" and to make a commitment to bringing this about at all European levels.
The portal has been developed in cooperation with and with the support of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung). It is available for presenting exciting projects and initiatives that show just how lively and colourful Europe is on the ground as well as how Europe is lived out and experienced across national borders. In addition, the cities and regions have the opportunity to present initiatives and examples from their everyday work that strengthen Europe and contribute to developing European civic awareness. (> Activities)