We will invite young scientists from universities to present their proposals to us. We will choose a person or a team who will undertake the task of preparing a comparative analysis of the systems of European cities. The aim of the study will be to answer the question of what legal and organizational solutions facilitate and hinder civic engagement as well as self-management and direct democracy. The study will be in English. We will share them with the entire EMN community. We will then organize an online conference to discuss together what actions to take to change our cities in this direction.