Conference Conversations 12 – The end of the Conference on the Future of Europe: Where do we go from here?
This edition of Conference Conversations followed the official close of the Conference on the Future of Europe on 9 May and the presentation of the final report to the presidents of the three main EU institutions. This edition of Conference Conversations followed the official close of the Conference on the Future of Europe on 9 May and […]
In this EPC Round-Up, experts and EPC analysts assess the outcomes of the Conference in their specific policy areas and explain how the EU could turn the citizens’ recommendations into concrete policy actions. On 29 and 30 April, the final Plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) adopted its conclusions in 9 […]
On the morning of the final Conference Plenary, we held the eleventh edition of our Conference Conversations series. As the Conference wraps up and prepares its final report, our panellists reassessed where the Conference on the Future of Europe stands in light of global developments. Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine is a watershed moment […]
The Conference on the Future of Europe is at the finishing line. What will its legacy look like? Can it be a turning point for a more democratic, more participatory European Union? This instalment of Conference Conversations assesses the Conference on the Future of Europe so far and discusses the future of citizen participation in […]
The Conference Observatory’s High-Level Advisory Group is pleased to present its first report: Conference on the Future of Europe: What worked, what now, what next? As the Conference reaches its conclusion, the final phases of the process must – and can – tackle the important concerns building up in terms of buy-in, organisation and legitimacy. […]
Conference Conversations 9 – Knocking on Brussels doors: Ideas, Information, Insights from the European Citizens’ Panels
In this special edition, we turn to the citizens themselves. Our panel of speakers is comprised of citizens ambassadors who have taken part in both the European Citizens’ Panels and the Conference Plenary sessions. How have they experienced the Conference so far? What do they think of the Conference as an example of participatory democracy, […]
What are the main recommendations that have been put forward by Panel 2 (‘European democracy/values, rights, rule of law, security’) of the Conference’s European Citizens’ Panels? How were these recommendations formulated and how are they likely to be taken forward by the Conference Plenary and the EU institutions? Can this Panel – and the remaining […]
Has public reception of the Conference changed since its launch earlier this year? How representative is the Conference so far and are the randomly selected citizens representative of the diversity of EU citizens? Has the promise to include youth voices and perspectives been fulfilled? How will the upcoming meetings of the Conference Plenary take up […]
The aspiration for the Conference on the Future of Europe is to be a stimulating new forum for open, inclusive and transparent debate with citizens. It is a pan-European democratic exercise, where citizens, politicians and representatives from civil society debate and develop ideas on the EU’s key priorities and challenges. The Conference Observatory runs parallel […]
CONFERENCE CONVERSATIONS 6: Beyond the Brussels bubble: What role do member states play in the CoFoE?
We are pleased to invite you to the sixth edition of Conference Conversations, on 2 November..Our guests Catherine Day Chair of the Irish Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality Former European Commission Secretary General Lykke Friis Director of Think Tank Europa Former Minister for Climate, Energy and Equal Rights, Denmark Dominik Hierlemann Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung Georg […]