Global Campus Europe students organised in collaboration with the Fundraising, PR and Communication Department a shooting serie for #EU4Democracy.

“EU4Democracy’’ run from 15 September to 15 October 2017 and included celebrations for the International Day of Democracy (IDD) on 15 September and the International Day on Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) on 28 September.

The ‘‘EU4Democracy’’ 2017 campaign focused on the Right to Know and on how citizens can become more active in order to raise public awareness and mobilise communities to ensure the free flow of information necessary to meet people’s social, economic, political needs.

The aim of ‘‘EU4Democracy’’ is to improve the visibility of support to democracy and human rights as a fundamental priority of the EU. It will also highlight the role of citizens, civil society, media and other stakeholders in advocating democratic accountability and access to information.

The International Day of Democracy was adopted by the United Nations in 2007. The IDD is an opportunity to promote the principles of democracy by inviting states and organisations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner contributing to raising public awareness. More info at: http://www.un.org/en/events/democracyday/

The International Day for the Universal Access to Information is an international day of recognition designated in 2015 by UNESCO to be held every year on 28 September. UNESCO’s decision came as recognition of the importance of access to information for development, democracy, equality and the delivery of public services. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which came into effect in January 2016 include, for the first time in an international agreement of this kind, a commitment to public access to information. Target SDG16.10 states that all countries pledge to ‘‘ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements.

More info at: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0023/002352/235297e.pdf

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