Richard Morris, Member of the European Movement National Executive and European Movement International Board Member, discusses how you can take part in the Conference on the Future of Europe - and why it is so important.
Do you think the European Union should have more power to address the climate crisis or the rise of the far right? Have you ever thought the EU should do some things differently, to prevent ‘another Brexit’?
This month, the EU launched the Conference on the Future of Europe. Its purpose is to generate ideas about how the EU should develop and improve in the future. And you are invited to have your say!
The Conference is the widest process of engagement that Europe has ever organized outside of elections. Citizens from across the bloc and beyond will be able to get involved through consultation events and panels, and directly by submitting ideas through a digital platform. The digital platform also enables citizens to view all the contributions that have been made and to comment, agree, or disagree with others’ ideas.
You do not have to live in a member state to contribute to the Conference on the Future of Europe.
The evidence gathered will be submitted to a Conference Plenary, drawn from European-level, national and regional governments and parliaments and civil society representatives. The Plenary will consider the evidence received from citizens, to agree future policy priorities.
If you have ideas about the future of Europe, you can share them quickly and easily online by clicking here.
Over the next few months, European Movement local groups will be organising meetings to discuss and debate ideas on the future of Europe. Some local groups may coordinate responses from their members. If you want to find out more about what your local group is doing, you can get involved today - click here to find your local group.
We may have left the EU, but we are Still European. By submitting your ideas, you will be taking part in European democratic process. We hope many of our members and supporters will get involved.