Against the backdrop of a European Union that has been in constant crisis mode since the global financial crisis, the European Commission announced a Conference on the Future of Europe that enables European citizens and civil society to have their say in how to reform the EU.
It is the opportunity to turn the page and shape the future of Europe, making it crisis-proof and strengthening the value of European integration. To make it work, we need broad participation by citizens, civil society and organized interest groups and turn the conference into a truly democratic and participatory event.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung aims to contribute to this debate with recommendations on how to shape a progressive future for Europe. Over the course of two years, we invite our European network, including partners from civil society, academia, politics, think tanks, trade unions and media, to a series of trans-European online workshops that provide space for intensive debates on expectations and necessary reforms for Europe.
The first round of workshops, organized in cooperation with the Institute for European Politics (IEP), focuses on Democracy in Europe. Scroll down to find more information on the topic and the workshops.