Conference on the Future of Europe plenary meets for the first time
On Saturday, 19 June, the plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe met in Strasbourg for the first time. The meeting was originally scheduled to take place on 9 May, the day the conference was officially inaugurated, and also followed a citizens’ event that took place in Lisbon on 17 June.
The Conference Plenary is composed of 108 representatives from the European Parliament, 54 from the Council of the EU (two per Member State) and three from the European Commission, as well as 108 representatives from all national parliaments on an equal footing. An additional 108 citizens, of which at least one-third will be younger than 25, will also participate in the Plenary to discuss citizens’ ideas stemming from the Citizens’ Pane