A New Programme Citizens for Europe

On 6 April 2005 the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new programme called Citizens for Europe 2007 - 2013. This Programme will take over the current programme coming to an end in 2006. It is a contribution to addressing a major challenge of the European Union, namely how to bridge the gap between citizens and the European Union. This new Programme will provide the Union with instruments to promote active European citizenship, put citizens in the centre and offer them the opportunity to fully assume their responsibility as European citizens.