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News article18 November 2021Representation in Malta1 min read

Europeans discuss online in 24 languages. And it works!

Conference on the Future of Europe

European Citizens’ Panels within the Conference on the Future of Europe – a unique broad participatory democracy exercise carried out in 2021/2022 – entered in November into their second stage: Two panels of around 200 Europeans each met beginning of November in the form of a fully on-line event, discussing in 24 languages the future of Europe. A world premier - and…. it worked!!

The participants feedback was utterly positive: Many panelists expressed their gratefulness for being part of such an important process and praised the successful implementation of such a technically complex event. 94% of panel 2 participants declared being super happy or happy when asked “how content are you with the results so far?”.

Citizens from all walks of life from all EU Member States, randomly selected, discussed over 2, 5 days manifold ideas with the goal to formulate orientations for the final recommendations to be agreed in the Conference Plenary, which will be followed up upon by the European institutions. On 5-7 November, ca. 200 Europeans dug into topics related to working in Europe, an economy for the future, a just society, learning in Europe and an ethical and safe digital transformation. On 12-14 November, other ca. 200 Europeans focused on democracy/values, rule of law and security.

The remaining two November weekends will see further on-line sessions in Panel 3 (climate change/environment, health – 19-21 November) and Panel 4 (EU in the world/migration – 26-28 November). The plenary phases of the sessions on Fridays and Sundays afternoon are live broadcast on the CoFE multilingual digital platform.

There is still time for Europeans to share on the Multilingual Platform their ideas on the Future of EU policies and activities. These will feed the discussions of the Panels and of the Conference Plenary.  Join the ca. 4 Million Europeans who have been visiting the platform on the future of Europe and the ca. 35 400 active participants, be part of the process and shape Europe’s future, your future!

Make your voice heard! - #TheFutureIsYours


Publication date
18 November 2021
Representation in Malta