The Conference on the Future of Europe was officially inaugurated on Europe Day, on May 9 and is an opportunity for Europeans to debate on Europe’s challenges and priorities. The European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission have committed to listen to Europeans and to follow up, within their sphere of competences, on the recommendations made. Citizens and organisations can share contributions, organize or attend events and present ideas and exchanges on Europe’s challenges and priorities via the established digital platform. About 13 thousand participants and more than 3 thousand ideas have already been submitted. The contributions on the platform will be analysed, bundled and taken to a number of European citizen panels. These panels will discuss the different themes and make a number of proposals for possible European reforms. By spring 2022, the Conference is expected to reach conclusions and provide guidance on the future of Europe. The Commission has developed press material and a series of toolkits developed to help the organisation of events – these can be downloaded in all languages from the digital platform itself, with the visual identity materials.
10 May 2021