Advocate Europe 2015: Municipalities for a Strong Europe"
The project “Growth Initiative – Municipalities for a Strong Europe”, as part of the European Growth Initiative, was one of the winners of the European idea challenge “Advocate Europe”, realized by MitOst and Liquid Democracy, funded by Stiftung Mercator.
The Greek-German workshops on November 11 and 12, 2015 in Berlin analyzed the possibilities of social and economic developments through green growth on the local level. The event hosted 35 participants: representatives of the local authorities, organized civil society and business sector. They discussed their experiences regarding the Energy transition (Energiewende) and the ideas for actions guided toward green growth on a local level. The “Growth Initiative – Municipalities for a Strong Europe” was part of the pilot phase of the European Growth Initiative. The initiative is based on a bottom-up approach of multi-stakeholder participation as a requirement of good governance.