CONFERENCE CONVERSATIONS 8: The European Citizens’ Panels and the future of democracy in the EU

We are pleased to invite you to the eighth edition of Conference Conversations (Thursday, 16 December 2021, 10.30 – 11.30), an interactive, online talk show that tackles key issues and questions related to the Conference on the Future of Europe in the framework of our Conference Observatory project. 


On 12 December, the Conference’s 2nd European Citizens’ Panel will conclude its third and final session in Florence by adopting citizens’ recommendations on European democracy, values, rights, the rule of law, and security. Once all four Citizens’ Panels have deliberated in the next few months, citizens’ ideas and proposals will be discussed in the Conference’s representative body, the Plenary. 


What are the main proposals put forward by the 2nd Panel? How were they formulated and how are they likely to be taken forward by the Conference Plenary and the EU institutions? Can this Panel – and the remaining three– be considered a successful exercise in citizens’ participation? Will they make a difference for the outcome of the Conference and for thow we practice democracy in Europe in the future? 

We look forword to discussing these and other questions online with


George Pagoulatos, Director General, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP); 

Member of the Conference Plenary

Elisa Lironi, Senior Manager European Democracy, European Citizen Action Service 

Johannes Greubel, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre 

Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre  

Jacki Davis, Meade Davis Communications (Moderator) 

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