The Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften: EventsFriday, 20 May 2022, 17:30-19:30
Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Roundtable discussion | hybrid format
Daniel Freund MEP (European Parliament), Stephanie Hartung (Pulse of Europe), Constantin Schäfer (KU Leuven), Daniela Vancic (Democracy International)
»The ›Conference on the Future of Europe‹ – a push for European Democracy?«
Registration and participation
Participation on spot
Venue: Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, Am Wingertsberg 4, 61348 Bad Homburg
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Participation via Zoom
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About the discussion
The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), running from May 2021 until May 2022, is an ambitious experiment of transnational deliberative citizen participation: Citizens were chosen by lot (at least one man and one women of every member state and a minimum of 30 % of young people aged 16-25) and invited to deliberate about the future of Europe. Together with members of the European Parliament and national parliaments they discussed how the EU could become more democratic and more effective. The result are 49 proposals and over 200 measures, put together in a final report, officially handed over to representatives of the European institutions in Strassbourg on May 9 (»Europe Day«) 2022. The Citizen Recommendations got a strong statement of support from Emmanuel Macron, as current president of the European Council, as well as from EP president Roberta Matsola and EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, but they face considerable barriers: if and how these recommendations are to be implemented, if a convention shall be called, to discuss and decide on Treaty changes, is up to the European institutions to decide now. The Roundtable will discuss CoFoE’s challenges and chances, the role of European citizens and future prospects for European Democracy with participants and observers of the Conference.
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