The Conference on the Future of Europe concludes its work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Europe Day, the Presidents of the European Parliament, Commission and Council received the final report with proposals to reform the EU. In a closing ceremony today in Strasbourg, President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola, on behalf of the Council Presidency, President Emmanuel […]

Future of Europe: Conference Plenary agrees final set of proposals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 29 and 30 April, the Conference on the Future of Europe Plenary session met for the last time and agreed to a set of 49 detailed proposals covering a wide range of subjects from climate change to health, migration and the EU in […]

Future of Europe: Conference nears finalisation of policy recommendations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Conference on the Future of Europe Plenary session on 8-9 April debated concrete proposals. The Chairs and spokespersons of nine Working Groups tabled consolidated draft proposals, grouped by theme, to the Conference Plenary. The proposals were mainly based on the recommendations of European […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: first draft proposals in Plenary

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On 25-26 March, the Plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe meets to discuss preliminary proposals, in a weekend filled with Working Group exchanges. The Conference Plenary will – for the first time – debate draft preliminary proposals prepared following the exchanges […]

Future of Europe: final set of European Citizens’ Panel recommendations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The final meeting of the Panel on ‘A stronger economy, social justice and jobs / Education, culture, youth and sport / Digital transformation’ took place in Dublin over the weekend. The last remaining set of recommendations from the four European Citizens’ Panels of the […]

Future of Europe: Panel recommendations on EU in the world and migration

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The final meeting of the fourth European Citizens’ Panel took place on 11-13 February 2022 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. On Sunday, the European Citizens’ Panel on ‘EU in the world / Migration‘ voted through its 40 recommendations for the Conference on the Future of […]

Future of Europe: Europeans see climate change as top challenge for the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Parliament and Commission are today releasing a joint Special Eurobarometer on the Future of Europe.   – Nine out of 10 young Europeans agree that tackling climate change can help improve their own health and well-being (91% of 15–24-year-old) while 87% of […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: Panel on Climate change, environment / Health delivers recommendations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Citizens’ Panel on Climate change, environment and Health met for the third and final time on 7-9 January 2022. The College of Europe in Natolin (Warsaw, Poland) hosted the work of the Panel, while its plenary meetings on Friday and Sunday were […]

Future of Europe: Parliament delegation’s first discussion on Conference topics

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, Parliament’s delegation, joined by idea givers from the European Youth Event, will discuss five topics from the European Citizens’ Panels. The discussions will revolve around the topics covered by the first two of the four European Citizens’ Panels: Panel 1 economy, social […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: second Plenary session concludes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Saturday 23 October, the second Conference Plenary meeting took place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg to discuss citizens’ contributions. The 80 representatives of the European Citizens’ Panels took their seats as Members of the Plenary and discussions focused on citizens’ contributions from: […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: Plenary to discuss citizens’ contributions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. This weekend, the Conference Plenary will discuss reports from the European Citizens’ Panels, national panels and events, the EYE and the Platform. This Conference Plenary meeting represents two major milestones in the context of the Conference. On the one hand, the 80 representatives of […]

European Youth Event 2021: proposals for the future of Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Recycling, multilingualism, the rule of law and a push for a Federal Europe were among the main ideas by the 10,000 young participants. The European Youth Event (EYE2021) took place on 8-9 October, with 5,000 young people at the European Parliament in Strasbourg and […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: citizens in the spotlight

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The first of four European Citizens’ Panels starts its work with a session in Strasbourg from Friday, 17 September to Sunday, 19 September 2021. The Panels lie at the heart of the Conference on the Future of Europe and will bring together 800 citizens […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: greater say for regions and social partners

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, the Executive Board agreed to allocate more seats in the Conference Plenary to regional and local elected representatives, as well as to social partners. The sixth meeting of the Conference’s Executive Board was the first one during the Slovenian Presidency of the Council. […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: EP delegation sets out ambitious priorities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. At the inaugural plenary session on Saturday in Strasbourg, MEPs set the tone for the Conference Plenary debates to follow. During his opening statement, Parliament’s Co-Chair of the Executive Board, Guy Verhofstadt, said, “I see the Conference as a relay race. Citizens participating in […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: Plenary meets for the first time

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Saturday 19 June, the inaugural Plenary meeting of the Conference on the Future of Europe was held in Strasbourg.  Today’s Plenary marks another important moment in the life of the Conference – an unprecedented, open and inclusive European democratic exercise. Following opening statements […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: inaugural Plenary, Citizens’ event in June

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Executive Board today approved the calendar of Plenary meetings and European Citizens’ Panels, with the series of events starting next month. The inaugural Conference Plenary will take place on 19 June 2021, in Strasbourg, with remote and physical participation, in full compliance with […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: make your voice heard

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Executive Board approved on 9 May the Rules of Procedure that set out the composition of the Plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe, and how it will work. The text approved on Europe Day 2021 will complete the rules determining […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: preparations continue

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. After the successful launch of the multilingual digital platform, the Executive Board continues to fine-tune arrangements prior to the inaugural hybrid event on 9 May. At their third meeting on Thursday (22 April), the Executive Board endorsed the event’s draft programme, which will take […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: launch of the multilingual digital platform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe, comprising representatives from the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, is launching the multilingual digital platform for the Conference on the Future of Europe inviting all EU […]

Work begins on the Conference on the Future of Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The work on the Conference on the Future of Europe has officially started with the constitutive meeting of the Executive Board held on 24 March. Just two weeks after the Joint Declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe was signed in Brussels […]

We want to hear about Europe our citizens are dreaming of, says von der Leyen about the upcoming Conference on the Future of Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “We want people to take the lead on issues that matter to them and affect their everyday lives. We want to hear about Europe our citizens are dreaming of,” said Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, at the signing ceremony of […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: Engaging with citizens to build a more resilient Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, European Parliament President, David Sassoli, Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa, on behalf of the Presidency of the Council, and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have signed the Joint Declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe. This paves the way […]

EU-wide survey shows Europeans support the Conference on the Future of Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. EU-wide survey shows Europeans support the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe. The European Parliament and the European Commission are today releasing the first-ever Eurobarometer survey conducted jointly for the two institutions. The Special Eurobarometer survey on the Future of Europe […]

EU-wide survey shows Europeans support the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Parliament and the European Commission are today releasing the first-ever Eurobarometer survey conducted jointly for the two institutions. The Special Eurobarometer survey on the Future of Europe was carried out between 22 October and 20 November 2020 in the 27 EU Member […]

Conference on Future of Europe should start “as soon as possible in autumn 2020”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament urges the Council to “promptly come forward with a position on the format and organisation of the Conference” for citizens’ voices to be heard. In a resolution adopted with 528 votes for, 124 against and 45 abstentions, Parliament declares that “10 years after […]

EU Presidents lay out priorities for future of Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP President Sassoli: “Without rules, the strongest will prevail and the weakest will be excluded”. President Sassoli, in his replies to journalists after the statement, said: “Ask yourselves this: why does everyone want to divide us today? Because when there are common rules, we […]

Citizens to be the cornerstone of the Conference on the Future of Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Citizen and Youth meetings should set the tone for EU reform, according to the resolution adopted on Wednesday. Following a debate with Dubravka Šuica, Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography and Nikolina Brnjac, representing the Croatian Presidency of the Council, Parliament adopted a resolution […]

Swedish PM Löfven: “Our common values must guide us to an even better future”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven debated the future of Europe with MEPs and Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, on Wednesday. In his address to MEPs, Prime Minister Löfven stressed that the EU must step up to defend its fundamental values to create hope for the […]

EYE to kick off on Friday: 8000+ young people discussing the future of Europe 1 – 2 June

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. One year ahead of the European elections, young people from all over the EU and beyond will set their priorities for Europe’s future. The third edition of the European Youth Event (EYE2018) will see a record number of more than 8000 participants engage in […]