2022 Nov 24th
European citizens and civil society organisations expect the European Council, Commission and Parliament to match their words with actions for citizens to effectively participate in shaping the future of Europe: the crucial months of the Conference on the Future of Europe are ahead of us.
On 9 May 2022, the year-long Conference on the Future of Europe concluded and published its work. While the final report of the Conference provides an ambitious programme for Europe, the follow-up remains to be seen and implemented.
In view of the upcoming European Council meeting of June 23rd/24th, 2022, which discusses the follow-up to the Conference on the Future of Europe, Citizens Take over Europe - a coalition of 60 European civil society organisations - calls for European democracy to take a quantum leap and empower European citizens.
2022 May 11th
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.
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