In such a difficult social and economical situation in many European countries where we are facing so many challenges, we have to think of a policy which should at the same time be an answer to the everyday life problems but also gives hope for the future for the younger generation.
We know that the financial means are no longer there for many areas so the solutions can't be ‘top down’ at all levels but should include ‘bottom up’ proposals. The necessity of a close coordination between all levels and citizens is also strongly required to avoid any waste of energy and means an answer to real problems.
Read the contribution by Olga Zrihen, Vice President of the PES Group in the Committee of the Regions, Member of the Regional Parliament of Wallonia, Belgium, at the International Conference “Greece Forward III. Progressive Policies for the cities of today and tomorrow