The European Commission launches the Conference on the Future of Europe digital platform

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 22 April 2021

The Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe, comprising representatives from the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission, has launched a multilingual digital platform for the Conference on the Future of Europe, and invites all EU citizens to contribute to shaping their own future and that of Europe as a whole.

The platform is available in 24 languages, allowing citizens from across the Union to share and exchange their ideas and views through online events.

Speaking about the platform, European Parliament President, David Sassoli, said:

The platform represents a key tool to allow citizens to participate and have a say on the future of Europe. We must be certain that their voices will be heard and that they have a role in decision-making, regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. European democracy, of the representative and participatory kind, will continue to function no matter what, because our shared future demands it.”

European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, said:

Health, climate change, good and sustainable jobs in a more and more digital economy, the state of our democratic societies:; we are inviting Europeans to speak up, to address their concerns, and tell us what Europe they want to live in. With this citizens' platform, we are giving everyone the opportunity to contribute to shaping the future of Europe and engage with other people from across Europe. This is a great opportunity to bring Europeans together virtually. Join the debate! Together, we can build the future we want for our Union.”

Features of the platform

  • The platform will ensure full transparency, as all submissions and event outcomes will be collected, analysed, monitored, and made publicly available. 
  • All conference-related events that will be registered on the platform will be visualised on an interactive map, enabling citizens to browse and sign up online.
  • The platform is organised around key topics: climate change and the environment; health; a stronger and fairer economy; social justice and jobs; the EU in the world; values and rights, the rule of law, security; digital transformation; European democracy; migration; and education, culture, youth, and sport. 

Take a look at the platform here.

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