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. We brought together two key players to take stock of the Conference and discuss how the results can and will be taken forward.
On the morning of the final Conference Plenary, we will hold the eleventh edition of our Conference Conversations series. As the Conference wraps up and prepares its final report, our panellists will reassess where the Conference on the Future of Europe stands in light of global developments.
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?
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.
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’
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?
Conference Conversations 6 – Beyond the Brussels bubble: What role do member states play in the Conference on the future of Europe?
What role do, or should, member states play in the Conference on the Future of Europe? Is the Conference seen by national governments and stakeholders as a useful opportunity to pursue an agenda of change for Europe?
What is the role of citizens within the Conference on the Future of Europe? What is the link between the Panels and the Conference Plenary? How did the first sessions work and what were the results? Do the different topic streams adequately cover the cluster issues? How are citizens connected to the Plenaries, and how effective can their contribution be?
Following the launch of the first sessions of the Conference’s European Citizens’ Panels, this edition of Conference Conversations focused on the potential political ramifications and consequences of the Conference, particularly on the future of democracy, both at the EU level and beyond.
In anticipation of both the upcoming European Youth Event and the launch of the first of the Conference’s European Citizens’ Panels, this edition of Conference Conversations focused on civil society and citizen and youth engagement on the future of Europe.
Based on questions posed by the audience during the inaugural edition of Conference Conversations, the second edition of this interactive online talk show discussed the underlying process behind the Conference.
What is the possible impact of the Conference on the Future of Europe? What questions about the democratic process in the EU will be raised?
The first edition of the Conference Observatory’s interactive online talk show, Conference Conversations, discussed the set-up, promise and hoped-for results of the Conference.
Does the Conference on the Future of Europe come at the right time and can it significantly influence the debate about the EU’s future? How can public awareness of its existence and results be increased?
The COVID-19 crisis has put the EU and its member states under enormous pressure, raising new challenges and exacerbating existing ones. While European governments still struggle with a host of health and economic issues, the Union is increasingly pushed to contemplate its future in a world defined by crises.
After a year-long delay, the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) has still to be launched. Uncertainty prevails over many of the detail but it is already quite clear that the CoFoE will involve citizens – at all levels of governance in the EU – to get them to reflect and debate on the Union’s future direction.
Over the course of three days, 100 people from Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Lithuania discussed how one might achieve a more democratic, greener and digital Europe.