Conference on the Future of Europe
Event date: 22/01/2021
The Conference on the Future of Europe is a citizen-led series of debates and discussions that will enable people from across Europe to share their ideas and help shape common European future. Parliament wants citizens of all backgrounds, civil society representatives and stakeholders at European, national, regional and local level to be involved in setting the EU’s priorities in line with citizens’ concerns in a bottom-up, transparent, inclusive, participatory and well-balanced approach.
The inaugural event of the Conference should take place on Europe Day (9 May). Already on 19 April the multilingual digital platform will be launched to ensure that citizens can start contributing to the conference. The debates will be grouped into eight categories: climate change, health, jobs and economy, EU in the world, freedom and rights, digital, EU democracy and other ideas - to allow citizens to come up with further topics.
Dubravka ŠUICA, Guy VERHOFSTADT and Ana Paula ZACARIAS, give a joint press conference on the launch of the digital platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe, in the European Commission in Brussels.
The signature set the Conference in motion, in order to address challenges old and new, while strengthening European solidarity
David SASSOLI, EP President delivers a speech at the High Level Interdisciplinary Conference on the Future of Europe, Bruges, College of Europe.