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Delegates gather for 'Citizens Summit'

Delegates gather for 'Citizens Summit'
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Some 400 people gathered in Brussels for the first-ever ‘Citizens Summit’ on Monday and Tuesday.

Delegates included policymakers, journalists and NGO workers. Their aim was to make their voice heard by the EU institutions.

Monika Kosinska of the Civil Society Contact Group told euronews: “After almost five years now of frustration, the European civil society has decided that we are not happy with the decisions and conversations that are happening in our name, in the name of citizens from across the European Union.”

Sarah Czichowsky, a member of Ghana Forum in Germany, said politicians should engage more with civil society to “make the EU more human”.

Marie Huguet, an employee of the education NGOCEIPES, explained: “It’s easy to complain, but it’s much more difficult to actually act. I hope the people here will share their opinions and ideas.”