Ideas for Europe (I4E)

Ideas for Europe (I4E) aims to boost political participation by developing solutions for and with citizens living in peri-urban and rural areas. Disenchantment with politics and abstention are a growing concern in democracies, with more and more Europeans blaming democracy itself for their social and economic problems. This issue is particularly acute in peri-urban and rural areas, where the Commission warns that 40% of surveyed citizens feel left behind by society and politicians. This phenomenon is accentuated by the speed and targeted manner in which disinformation spreads. Ideas for Europe will combat the feeling of disenfranchisement by promoting European values and inviting the public to contribute their ideas.