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Citizens will help shape the future of the EU

Citizens will help shape the future of the EU

The European Union has signed a Joint Declaration on the Conference of the Future of Europe

Today, the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission signed a Joint Declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe. This is a step closer to allowing more people to engage in European questions and to share their ideas for the future of Europe.

The aim of the Conference is to provide Europeans with more opportunities to build EU policies and improve the resilience response to crises in the EU. Europeans will have the chance to debate and discuss issues that are highly important to them and have the greatest impact on their daily lives.  

The role of the Joint Declaration is to provide topics that are going to be discussed during the Conference itself. Citizens will have the task of deciding what to debate at the Conference. This may include topics such as health, climate change, digital transformation, social fairness, democracy, and EU’s position on world matters.

Citizens will have a say in European matters

The president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen shared: “Today we are inviting all Europeans to speak up. To say what Europe they want to live in, to shape it and join forces to help us build it. Citizens' expectations are clear: they want to have their say on the future of Europe, on matters which affect their lives. Our promise today is equally clear: we will listen. And then, we will act.”

“The Conference on the future of Europe will be a unique opportunity for all European citizens and our civil society to shape Europe's future, a common project for a functioning European democracy. We call on all of you to come forward to participate with your voice to building what will be tomorrow's Europe, what will be YOUR Europe,” stated the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli.

In partnership with the Committee of the Regions, regional and national Parliaments, civil societies and many others, people can organise events using a variety of formats, including digital and physical. With the help of an interactive multilingual digital platform, citizens can present their ideas online, as well as participate in or organize events on the platform.

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