On May 9th 2021, the Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe hold the inaugural event of the multilingual digital platform for the Conference on the Future of Europe. Available in 24 languages, it allows citizens from across the Union to share and exchange their ideas and views through online events.
The Conference on the Future of Europe is an opportunity for Europeans to debate on Europe’s challenges and priorities. The European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission have committed to listen to Europeans and to follow up, within their sphere of competences, on the recommendations made. By spring 2022, the Conference is expected to reach conclusions and provide guidance on the future of Europe.
Launched officially on April 19, the platform is organised around key topics: climate change and the environment; health; a stronger and fairer economy; social justice and jobs; EU in the world; values and rights, rule of law, security; digital transformation; European democracy; migration; and education, culture, youth and sport. These topics are complemented by an ‘open box’ for cross-cutting and other topics (‘other ideas’), as citizens remain free to raise any issue that matters to them, in a truly bottom-up approach.
The platform also provides information on the Conference’s structure and work. It is open to all EU citizens, as well as EU institutions and bodies, national Parliaments, national and local authorities and civil society. It will fully respect users’ privacy, and EU data protection rules.
The digital platform is the hub of the Conference, it is the way to get involved and speak up at the Conference. It is possible to share ideas and thoughts on Europe and the changes which need to happen; see what others have to say find events nearby; organise your own event; and follow the progress and the outcome of the Conference.
The multilingual digital platform is fully interactive. People from all walks of life and in numbers as large as possible are encouraged to contribute via the platform in shaping their future, but also to promote it on social media channels, with the hashtag #TheFutureIsYours