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). On 19 April the multilingual digital platform was launched to ensure that citizens can start contributing to the conference. The platform is available in 24 languages, allowing citizens from across the Union to share and exchange their ideas and views through online events. The platform is organised around key topics: climate change and the environment; health; a stronger and fairer economy; social justice and jobs; EU in the world; values and rights, rule of law, security; digital transformation; European democracy; migration; and education, culture, youth and sport. The key ideas and recommendations from the platform will be used as input for the European citizens' panels and the Plenaries, where they will be debated to produce the Conference's conclusions.