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.