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Conference on the Future of Europe - Updates

How to use the existing instrument of participatory democracy and how to improve them.
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VirginiaFiume
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Conference on the Future of Europe - Updates

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Dear all,
I thought it was a good idea to launch this thread to make sure we monitor the Conference on the Future of Europe.

As a reminder: Eumans is currently part of the Citizens Take Over Europe Coalition to advocate and push for a truly reformative scope of the Conference on the Future of Europe as well as to ensure the maximum level of citizens involvement in this interistituional process that aims to involve Civil Society.

At this link you can find the last report of the Executive Board (Council, Commission, Parliament) that manages the Conference on the Future of Europe.


In particular:

On 7 April, the Executive Board of theConference on the Future of Europeconvened for the second time. On the agenda of the meeting, which was held in the EP, there was be the launch of the multilingual digital platform of the Conference on 19 April, the possible launch event on 9 May, and the composition and organisation of the Conference Plenary and issues related to the European Citizens’ Panel. Moreover, the Board approved the slogan of the Conference (“The future is in your hands”) and the hashtag (#TheFutureIsYours).


What EUMANS is doing:

- The EU SIGN DAY that we agreed upon on our last Members Assembly is in the making, involving all the ECI promoters and a few civil society organisations (thread with updates on this it's here viewtopic.php?f=12&t=90 - and all meetings are recorded in the Eumans Yoututbe channel)
- We requested the integration of European Citizens Initiative Proposals in the Conference of the Future of Europe Framework and we are working on it also with Citizens Take Over Europe
- With Citizens Take Over Europe we are also organising self-organised citizens assemblies (project call "Assemblies of Solidarity") to create an additional push for this (here the speech of Niccolò Milanese (European Alternatives/Citizens Take Over Europe during our assembly)
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Re: Conference on the Future of Europe - Updates

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Launch of the official platform for citizens and organisations to participate in the Conference on the Future of Europe
Official link: https://futureu.europa.eu/
Press Conference: https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/ebs/live/1

We can define a strategy also in cooperation with Citizens Take Over Europe to use this platform to bring our political proposals, starting from the European Carbon Pricing into this plaftorm and connecting the EU SIGN DAY mobilisation into this framework.
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Re: Conference on the Future of Europe - Updates

Post by sibilla barbieri »

E' un'ottima notizia, come scrivevo in Slack, l'importante è che questo sia un primo step.

Ora è una piattaforma con cui la democrazia partecipativa può dialogare ma solo con la conferenza sul futuro dell'Europa in futuro dovrebbe diventare uno strumento permanente di dialogo tra cittadini ed istituzioni.
Bisogna anche vedere con quale attenzione verrà accolto questo dialogo, sembra veramente l'accensione di un fuoco per sfregamento roba delicatissima...
e in questo importantissimo è il coordinamento con Citizens Take Over Europe e EU SiGN DAY
essere riconosciuti come interlocutori sarebbe fantastico

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Re: Conference on the Future of Europe - Updates - Citizens Take Over Europe

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Citizens Take Over Europe Meeting - 21st April

Updates on the Platform for the Conference on the Future of Europe

1) We evaluate the platform https://futureu.europa.eu
So far it seems very open.
And that somehow the topics will be brought to the i) Citizens Panel of the Conference on the Future of Europe ii) to the Plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
But it is not clear to what extent and how these "ideas" will be taken into consideration.
It would be important to understand how the "Citizens Panel" will have to take into account the proposals.

How can we engage or how we should engage?
So far it seems a "suggestion box" with no processes designed. The decision is now how to use it.

- Take some principle designed by the coalition Citizens Take Over Europe like the 10 principles and the manifesto for a european citizens assembly https://citizenstakeover.eu/ten-principles/
- Offer support to citizens and civil society organisations to inject their proposals in the platform and consequently in the Conference on the Future of Europe
- Keep advocating and acting for the proper functioning of the Conference on the Future of Europe (in particular "accountability" and "feedback loop") with the strength of this network

1) European Citizens Assemblies

- Citizens Take Over Europe can organise some of the Assemblies of Solidarity in the cities where the Citizens Panels of the Conference on the Future of Europe are supposed to happen
- What can we do as "self-organised" Assemblies

9th of May - Citizens Take Over Europe
What type of event we can organise?
A few political parties are approaching Citizens Take Over Europe, so how we interact with them.
An idea could be to involve ALL political parties in any event we organise.
We could organise something that can combine the EU SIGN DAY proposal, the Consultation launched by Citizens Take Over Europe result, the design and limites of the current set up of the Conference on the Future of Europe but also the approaches to Treaty Changes and Europaen Constitution, for example involving also the Federalists.
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