Following the European Parliament’s vote on its Resolution on the Conference on the Future of Europe, the Commission has set out its own vision of this initiative, which should be launched on Europe Day, 9 May 2020 and run for two years.
The Commission has published a Communication with its contribution to the debate around the Conference on the Future of Europe, outlining its priorities for the agenda and organisation of the Conference.
In its contribution, the Commission is proposing a model focused on citizens’ participation, where Conference-related events will take place all across Europe, reflecting Europe’s diversity. In addition to the town-hall-style citizens’ dialogues involving Commissioners and other speakers, the Commission proposes a wide range of other Conference-related events organised by local, regional and national partners on the ground, including national parliaments, social partners, regional and local authorities and civil society.
The full text of the Communication is available here
A Question and Answer document has been prepared and is available here