The general objective is to make the established Network of towns “Open towns” sustainable in long-term perspective via fostering European citizenship for civic and democratic participation on the local and Union level. It fits to the second general objective of the Programme: to foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at Union level.
The Specific Objectives are:
1. to make cooperation wider and sustainable trough expanding established Network of Towns “Open towns” by cultural exchange, sharing ideas, best practices in the local self-government. It fits to the 1-st specific objective of the Programme for stimulating debate, reflection and the development of networks;
2. to encourage civil participation in partial youth participation in the policy-making process at the local and EU level. It fits to the second specific objective of the Programme for encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens at Union level .