Maarten de Groot is EU Democracy Campaign Coordinator for The ECI Campaign, a politically independent civil society organisation working towards the successful reform and implementation of the European Citizens’ Initiative, the world’s first-ever instrument for transnational, participatory and digitally facilitated democracy. Previously, Maarten was Vice-President and External Relations Director in the international Board 2016-2017 of AEGEE / European Students’ Forum. In that capacity, he was also involved in the organisation of the European citizens’ initiative ‘More than education – shaping active and responsible citizens’. Maarten was in charge of the development of a strategy paper for NECE on ‘European Prospects for Citizenship Education’.
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