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17. 1. 2013 16:08

The European Year of Citizens 2013 was introduced by a seminar in the European House

Since 1983, the European Union has been declaring thematic years dedicated to important European issues. The general objective of these “European years” is to encourage debates on particular issues and to actively engage the general public. The year 2013 was declared “the European Year of Citizens” (EYC), and devoted to the rights related to the European citizenship. In the Czech Republic, the EYC is administered by the Office of the Government – Section for European Affairs.

In this regard, EUROPEUM - Institute for European policy organized a seminar which took place on January 16, 2013 in the European House, Prague, devoted to the introduction of the EYC 2013 and announcement of the winners of “Znáš svá práva?” (Do You Know Your Rights?) competition. The first contribution was given by Andrea Matušáková from the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic, who was followed by Tereza Kunertová from the Section for European Affairs of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic. The final speech was given by Petr Lebeda.

In her speech, the representative of the Section for European affairs of the Office of the Government focused especially on introduction of the EYC-related activities organized by the Section of European Affairs in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic. The schedule of these activities is available at Euroskop.cz website in the section about the European Year of Citizens 2013 (in Czech).

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