- 16. June 2021 @ 11.00
We are pleased to invite you to our first edition of Conference Conversations, a new interactive, online talk show that will tackle key issues and questions related to the Conference on the Future of Europe on a regular basis.
Does the Conference come at the right time and can it significantly influence the debate and key decisions about the EU’s future? How can public awareness of its existence and results be increased? What key issues and questions will it concentrate on? To what extent will the recommendations proposed by citizens participating in the Conference determine the final outcome? What role will the Conference Plenary and the Executive Board play in this process? And how might the Conference affect the future of European democracy?
Conference Conversations is part of the Conference Observatory, a joint initiative by an international consortium comprising the Bertelsmann Stiftung, the European Policy Centre, the King Baudouin Foundation, and the Stiftung Mercator. The Conference Observatory (conference-observatory.eu) aims to observe, critically analyse and inspire the Conference deliberations. Based on the lessons learned, the initiative will also develop proposals aiming to improve the EU’s future participatory and democratic architecture.
Co-Chair, Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe; Member of the European Parliament
EU Correspondent, Financial Times
Janis A. Emmanouilidis
Director of Studies, European Policy Centre
Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Moderator, Meade Davis Communications