Amsterdam was the venue of a series of civil programmes organised on the accession of the EU Dutch Presidency and attended by the representative of the European House. European Civic Forum organised not only its Annual General Assembly but under the title „New Democracy – unlocking the potential of citizen initiatives in transforming societies” arranged fruitful discussions. One of the most successful workshop was hosted under the title „Shrinking civic and democratic space. How civil society takes up the challenge?”
At the same time the Dutch organisations hosted „The City Makers Summit” covering such issues as community finance or eco-cities.