CEMR: European Parliament votes to triple budget linked to twinning
With the European project under constant threat by populist and nationalist forces, the EU needs to take action to defend its citizens’ trust. The European Parliament has understood this. On 17 January, it voted to triple the budget of its programme that covers twinning: the Rights & Values Programme.
This is great news for all European local governments and their citizens. It seems the European Parliament shares the view that investing in twinning means investing in European citizenship!
The Rights & Values Programme goes far beyond twinning: it funds programmes to promote democracy, gender equality, active citizenship and violence prevention.
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