the global coalition for democracy

Connect Europe – 20 years of EU Citizens’ Rights

Connect Europe screenshot

Connect Europe – 20 years of EU Citizens’ Rights


In 2020 the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which brings together personal, civic, political, economic and social rights, turns 20 years old. In a single text, these rights are enjoyed by every citizen in the EU. Citizens’ rights receives its own chapter as the fifth in a set of seven chapters.

As part of the Connect Europe project, we aim to connect citizens and civil society representatives with the EU Charter and celebrate its accomplishments across 20 years. We aim to educate and raise awareness about its successes, as well as examine where the Charter could be modernised to fit a 21st century Europe. 

Chapter Five on Citizens' Rights in the EU Charter underlines that transparency is vital for a strong democracy because citizens need to be properly informed in order to practice active citizenship and build responsible, informed opinions. Opennes and accessibility to government documents are necessary for the functioning of a democracy society where governments are held accountable!

Our transparency work is only possible with your support. Please donate here to support more transparency in the EU.

If you would like to know more about the Connect Europe project please visit this website.

Over 80 participants took part in our live poll, the results of which you can see below (click on the image to expand):

Take a look at the summary video of our event!

Website Info

Democracy International is a registered association in Germany
(eingetragener Verein e.V.).

Gürzenichstraße 21 a-c
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49 (0) 221 669 66 50
Fax: +49 (0) 221 669 665 99

Amtsgericht Köln
VR-Nr. 17139

Full website information here

Data protection - Datenschutz


Democracy International e.V.
IBAN: DE 58370205000001515101

Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
Konto: 1515101
BLZ: 37020500


Sign up

to our news, analyses and features on direct democracy worldwide!


Follow us