The Conference on the Future of Europe is at a crossroads. The decisive question is: will the Conference Plenary be able and willing to take charge of this Conference, develop a parliament-like dynamic and include perspectives previously excluded, or will it remain an exclusionary political talking shop and risk enabling the extreme right? Write Daniela Vancic and Maarten de Groot
We have carefully selected certain recommendations of the Citizens' panel 2, which specifically deal with reinforcing democracy and citizens’ participation. We have strenghtened these recommendations to offer a different perspective, as well as further inspire the discussions at the Conference plenary.
We, the Palermo Transnational Assembly - are people coming together following 20 local assemblies in all corners of Europe - acknowledge the mounting impacts climate change has on our lives and the biodiversity on our planet.
The first European Citizens’ Panels have started. Even if only a temporary experiment in transnational democratic participation, so far: citizens have been taking over European institutions in real life!
We came together in Strasbourg while the Plenary is kicking off to reclaim our space as citizens & residents in the debate about the future of Europe!
We call on to the executive board to develop a strategy of inclusion in relation to the #Conference to ensure that marginalised communities are adequately represented and involved in the Conference.
EU SIGN DAY is a self-organised initiative climaxing on the 9th of May 2021 that aims to inform as many European Citizens as possible about their right to shape the future of Europe with one (or more signatures) on the European Citizens Initiative.