The inauguration of the European Regions for Social Inclusion project
Citizenship plays an important role in raising people awareness about European identity and creating the feeling of belonging to the European community. It empowers the process of European integration and that is why active participation and promotion of EU citizenship is stated as one of the main goals of the European perspective. The Europe for Citizens program was created in 2006 to promote active citizenship in Europe. Since then it plays an important role as it fosters the process of getting Europe closer to its citizens.