The ‘self-inflicted damage’ must prompt EU political leaders to use the integrity stress-test as a springboard for real reform.
The citizens participants of the Conference on the Future of Europe address an open letter to the European Council regarding the usage of their recommendations.
The citizens participants of the Conference on the Future of Europe address an open letter to the European Commission regarding the usage of their recommendations.
2022 May 25th
Justiça Eco-Social Declaração do Porto
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.
2022 May 23rd
Four Key Ingredients for a Successful EU Convention
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.
2022 May 11th
Bringing local voices to Strasbourg – The CoFoE in Porto and the experience of the Portuguese National Assembly
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.
2022 Apr 5th
Letter to Manfred Weber et al. about follow-up citizens’ recommendation on EU constitution
We recommend that the EU reopens the discussion about the constitution of Europe with a view to creating a constitution informed by the citizens of the EU. Citizens should be able to vote in the creation of such a constitution.
Many of the 178 recommendations of the randomly selected European Citizens’ Panels require changes to the EU’s constitutional architecture, the treaties. One of them explicitly calls for reopening “the discussion about the constitution of Europe with a view to creating a constitution informed by the citizens of the EU.