CoFoE updates

Nós, a Assembleia Transnacional do Porto, somos pessoas que se estão a juntar no seguimento de 20 assembleias locais de todos os cantos da Europa. Reconhecemos a urgência de agir para Democratizar, Descolonizar e Descarbonizar as nossas sociedades para alcançar a justiça ecológica, económica e social. Não pode haver justiça ecossocial sem justiça climática e uma transformação do nosso modelo económico. Todos, de onde quer que venham, devem ter os meios e os agentes para ter, exercer e ampliar os seus direitos.
The Conference on the Future of Europe has ended, but the hard work has only just begun. A significant number of the 49 Conference proposals require treaty change to be fully implemented and in order to do justice to these proposals, the European Parliament is currently preparing an official proposal for amendment of the treaties, calling for a Convention to be convened. We outline four key ingredients for a successful EU Convention. 
On May 7, the Portuguese Closing Session for the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) was held at the Serralves Foundation in Porto. This ceremony, hosting the national Portuguese representatives of the CoFoE in Strasburg, the State Secretary for European Affairs and the Portuguese Prime Minister, marked a closing chapter of the efforts made for the Conference, giving an overview of what was done on the national level.
The second birthday of our coalition Citizens Take Over Europe is approaching. And we will celebrate it on the 7th of May in Strasbourg during the Strasbourg Summit organized by the Federalists movements. During our debate “Convention for a people-powered Europe: The future of democratic participation” we will discuss the need for a European Convention and how the Conference on the Future of Europe can become the kick-off for the democratization of the EU.
In order to ensure that the EU institutions walk the talk, it is essential that all possible instruments are used in order to follow up on the outcomes of the Conference on the Future of Europe. With this letter, we call on you to take the lead in your respective institutions to launch a Convention, and to do so in the most inclusive and participatory manner possible.
The question is now how the Conference Plenary can meaningfully process all the input and develop concrete and meaningful political proposals in the run-up to the final high-level Conference event on 9 May 2022, and how the Conference outcomes will be followed up on afterwards. We present to you five requests for the final phase of the Conference.