On Friday November 10th, 2023, Zagorska razvojna agencija (Zagorje Development Agency) held the debate within the framework of the MEET- project. The debate was organised in Marija Bistrica, in Krapina Zagorje County and a total of 120 participants were actively involved in the debate. Participants were secondary school students, mayors of cities and municipalities from Krapina Zagorje County, the deputy county prefect and employees of Zagorska razvojna agencija.
The main topics of the debate were the European Parliament Elections 2024, the digitalisation and the impact that EU has on everyday lives in rural areas.
About the MEET Project
With Europe at a crossroads at the end of the Conference on the Future of Europe and in the middle of the implementation of the Green Deal and the digitalisation agenda, active European citizens must be at the forefront. In the period before the upcoming European elections, the MEET project offers space for diverse groups of European citizens to bring Europe to local level through a diverse set of activities encouraging continuous activism and interaction with European politicians. The project is led by the European Youth Forum (YFJ), and AER participates as a partner.
MEET meaningfully contributes to a depolarised and less-tense democratic space. This allows more participation, and more respect and understanding of others’ positions, ultimately helping revive the flagging belief in democracy as a system.
Check out the MEET project page for more information and future events!
The MEET project is funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) 2021-2027 programme of the European Union.