A White Paper on a European Communication Policy, published on 1.2.2006 describes steps to be taken in order to improve communication between the European Union and its citizens.
„Any successful EU communication policy must centre on citizens’ needs. It should therefore focus on providing the tools and facilities – the forums for debate and the channels of public communication – that will give as many people as possible access to information and the opportunity to make their voices heard.“
You can find very interesting aspects in this paper. Some of the aims mentioned could be supported by the use of Social Software tools like Weblogs. I am sure there can be found as well possibilities for funding diverse activities – not only in the mentioned future „Citizens for Europe“ programme.