Multilingual digital platform invites EU citizens to contribute to shaping their own future and that of Europe as a whole.
The Conference on the Future of Europe is an unprecedented, open and inclusive exercise in deliberative democracy. It seeks to give people from all walks of life, across Europe, a greater say on what they expect from the European Union, which should then help guide the EU’s future direction and policymaking.
The Conference has launched a fully interactive and multilingual digital platform where people can engage with one another and discuss their proposals with fellow citizens from all Member States, in the EU’s 24 official languages. It is open to all EU citizens, as well as EU institutions and bodies, national Parliaments, national and local authorities and civil society. Participants are encouraged to promote the platform on social media channels, with the hashtag #TheFutureIsYours
The Conference platform is organised around key topics: climate change and the environment; health; a stronger and fairer economy; social justice and jobs; EU in the world; values and rights, rule of law, security; digital transformation; European democracy; migration; and education, culture, youth and sport. However, citizens are free to raise any issue that matters to them. The platform also provides information on the Conference’s structure and work.
The Conference is placed under the authority of the three institutions, represented by the President of the European Parliament, the President of the Council and the President of the European Commission, acting as its Joint Presidency. It is expected to reach conclusions and provide guidance on the future of Europe by spring 2022.