▷ BLOG FuturEU – ongoing blog posts on the future conference of Europe – January update

19.01.2022 – 18:48

Conference on the Future of Europe

Hamburg (ots)

KW3: Current events: European defence, post-Brexit relations and future of cooperation

the “Conference on the Future of Europe” deals with the subject area, among other things “Values ​​and Rights, Rule of Law and Security” intensely apart. This focus will take place on January 19 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m a colloquium on security and defense in Paris instead. The main objective of the event is to educate citizens, especially young people, about defense issues (sovereignty, intergovernmental cooperation, cybersecurity, development of common equipment, etc.) in Europe.

The participants of the conference will meet representatives of industry and politicians. Those who cannot be present at the colloquium in person were able to express their opinion online bring in For example, the possible use of drones, which could also be useful for transporting medicines in emergencies, was discussed in order to relieve the burden on staff and medical equipment. Other aspects: the future of NATO and the question of a common European army.

On January 20th from 5 p.m Facebook-Live on the subject “European Union and the United Kingdom. Post-Brexit Relations” instead of. The conversation will focus on how economic relations have changed since Brexit. To this end, several experts were invited to answer all questions during the events.

Nowadays, digital security is also of great importance. What role do the digital platforms play? Is the virtual security of Europeans at risk? How often do you come across disinformation and false reports on the Internet? And how is the European Union working to solve these problems? – Lots of questions for those who are interested in answers about the digital future in the EU the conversation with Margrethe Vestager on January 21 from 10 a.m. online. Go to registration here.

Another current note: Interested parties can register for the event until January 19th “Great climate? The European Green Deal”by email Sign in. The appointment will take place on January 20th.

KW3: “Europe is in your hands”

Europe in the hands of the youth

642 participants of the “Conference on the Future of Europe” follow the event “Future is in your hands”, which takes place in Budapest on Monday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

With 886 subscribers is “Climate and Environment” currently the most popular topic at the conference. On Monday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., it’s all about in Milan “Designing Services for the Future of Europe”. 37 international master’s students and five lecturers from the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano will present their ideas on the nine conference topics. You can also use the event follow online.

On Friday evening, January 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. is a “Pleasant conversation in an economy” announced in Luxembourg. The Chamber of Deputies is organizing four panels on different topics, starting with the “topic of inequalities”. European citizens can discuss this with the members of the Subcommittee on the Future of Europe. 884 interested parties are already following this event.

Week 2: Renew Europe and discussions on European development

Renew Europe – European Committee of the Regions

Each region in Europe faces its own challenges. The group Renew Europe in the European Committee of the Regions wants within the framework of “Conference on the Future of Europe” to meet this problem. The goal: to bring local and regional authorities together with citizens to discuss the most important problems in their area and to develop solutions at regional and European level. “Renew Europe” is the name of the successor organization to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR).

The joint exchange takes place on 13 January from 6pm to 8.30pm instead of. In the first part, the President of Renew Europe, François Decoster, welcomes all participants and explains the exact one Running of the event online via the Interactio platform, which is used for online conferences. In the second step, the individual dialogues between the citizens and the authorities take place either online or in person. In this phase, everyone should present their opinion on which issues the European Union should and shouldn’t be responsible for. For the final session, all participants come together again online from 7:45 p.m. to determine the results of the day.

The event brings together Europeans from twelve regions: France (Autun, St. Omer and Chambon-Feugerolles – Loire department), Romania (Bucharest), Netherlands (The Hague), Spain (Andalusia and Cantabria), Greece (Alimos) , Sweden (Västernorrland), Ireland (County Carlow), Estonia (Järva) and Finland (Oulu). After the event, all proposals and conclusions of the “Conference on the future of Europe” presented and converted into concrete recommendations.

Online debates about the future of Europe

the “Conference on the future of Europe” has set itself the goal of inviting citizens to a dialogue about the most important priorities of European development. Part of the discussion takes place on the conference platform instead of. One of the most discussed topics is the Migration policy. The latest voices are calling for more consideration and open dealings with migrants. The issue of immigration should be resolved at European level and with more compassion. In addition, it is advisable to seek a joint exchange with non-European countries of origin. Also for climate change and environment there are new posts. Among other things, how CO2 neutrality can be achieved and which decisions could accelerate this process will be discussed.

KW 1: Citizens’ forums in Berlin and Warsaw

Where is Europe headed? – Citizens’ forum in Berlin

The year 2022 is about to start with an event “Conference on the Future of Europe”. In which Europe do we want to live in the future? This question occupies the participants of the “National Civic Forum” in Berlin. Among other things, it is about a sustainable economy, society, digitization and the role of the EU in the world.

The event is already following 456 interested citizens (as of January 6th). The participants have set themselves the goal of jointly developing concrete recommendations for action. Through the competition of ideas, they make an important contribution to building a strong Europe. The next meeting on January 8 will take place online in five smaller groups of 20 people each. On January 15th and 16th, the discussion in the plenum will continue virtually. The event is organized by the Federal Foreign Office with the help of ifok GmbH.

Climate Future – Citizens’ Forum in Warsaw

Topics such as climate change, the environment and health are the focus of the 3rd European Citizens’ Forum in Warsaw. The event takes place from January 7th to 9th in hybrid form: The official opening with plenary session can be seen on Friday, January 7th, from 9:15 a.m here track online. During the first two days, the participants will work in smaller groups on the following topics: impacts of climate change and environmental and health challenges for the European Union. Thus, two of the total nine important core issues addressed. This should help to develop new EU goals and strategies for agriculture, mobility, energy, research, health and prevention.

The forum is part of the series of altogether four European Citizens’ Forums, where the future of the European Union is discussed. The starting point for the Warsaw Forum are two previous meetings that took place in Strasbourg at the beginning of October and online in the second half of November.

The results of the 3rd Forum in Warsaw will be presented in the final plenary session digitally presented online on January 9th from 10 a.m. The transmission is freely accessible to all interested parties. here it goes to the accreditation for press teams.

Week 1: European citizens’ forums – next exchange in Warsaw

In the Conference on the future of Europe starts 2022 diverse. There are several appointments in January European Citizens’ Forums on. What’s it all about?

200 European citizens will be randomly selected from the 27 Member States to take part in the four forums. Selection criteria are geographical origin (city/country and nationality), gender, age, socio-economic background and level of education. The composition of the participants in the forums should reflect the diversity of the EU, so that each forum has at least one representative from each member state. A third of the participants in each forum are young Europeans aged 16-25.

Are the forums public? – The plenary sessions are streamed live. The documents relating to the debates and deliberations are online made publicly available. What is discussed in the individual working groups will not be broadcast publicly, so that a free discussion can arise among the participants. here there are the most important questions and answers about the European Citizens’ Forums.

Current note: The 3rd forum “Climate Change, Environment/Health – Session 3” going to Warsaw from January 7th to 9th. The event is planned to be attended, an agenda will be published on the website shortly.

What has been going on at the Conference on the Future of Europe over the past few weeks? Click here for the blog posts from December and November.

In which Europe do we want to live in the future? – With the Conference on the future of Europe the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission offer you the opportunity to participate in discussing Europe’s challenges and priorities together. The FuturEU team publishes the latest news around the conference, well-founded explanatory pieces in multimedia formats for your reporting. This background knowledge prepares the participating Europeans well for the conference in order to help shape the future of Europe. #TheFutureIsYours

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