What they experienced was, the European Union – the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Committees – are open for the civil society perspective and their input. Asked to represent exactly that view there was no doubt, that they both want to move on. Move on and make it more sustainable. Why only showing one perspective, when all perspectives – all players must become visible.
Not only they experienced the lack of visibility of the civil society perspective, but they also saw, that either the local mayors are involved as they should, or the economy and their representatives. Or let us be more specific: they are represented, but they only work for their credits, from their perspective. Which, honestly, makes no sense at all! That’s why the network will try to “square the circle”, as the founders both call the challenge.
A smart European politician told them: “Stop collecting signatures, start raising awareness, people will listen and you will achieve a lot!”