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Conference on the Future of Europe

Conference on the Future of Europe

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On 17 May, members of Constitutional Affairs Committee will hold a an Interparliamentary Committee Meeting (ICM), European Parliament – National Parliaments on "First results of the Conference on the Future of Europe". Almost one year after the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe, its Plenary met to conclude its work on 29 and 30 April. A consensus was reach a consensus on the final set of proposals prepared by the nine Working Groups. The Conference on the Future of Europe is a citizen-led series of debates and discussions enabling people from across Europe to share their ideas and help shape a common European future. In April 2021 the multilingual digital platform was launched, available in 24 languages, allowing citizens from across the Union to share and exchange their ideas and views through online events. 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 conclusions. The first sessions of the four European Citizens' Panels took place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in September and October 2021. In each Panel, around 200 citizens from across the Member States (a third of them younger than 25) debated topics within their respective remit. 80 representatives of the European Citizens’ Panels have been selected. The recommendations of the Citizens´Panels are presented to the Conference Plenary-composed by the representatives of the EU institutions, national parliaments, civil society and citizens. The inaugural plenary session took place on 19 June in Strasbourg. More sessions follow to discuss the proposals coming from the Citizens’ Panels. Between 22-23 October the Conference Plenary discussed reports from the Citizens’ Panels, national panels and events: the EYE and the Platform. The executive board is responsible for the functioning of the Conference. It consists of representatives of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, as well as observers. The final report will be drawn up by the executive board based on proposals approved by the Conference Plenary. It will then be submitted for follow-up to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission.

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Event date16/05/2022