(17 September2021) – The first of four European Citizens’ Panels starts its work with a session in Strasbourg from Friday, 17 September to Sunday, 19 September 2021.
The Panels lie at the heart of the Conference on the Future of Europe and will bring together 800 citizens from all backgrounds and corners of the EU.
From September 2021 to January 2022, four panels, each comprising 200 citizens, reflecting the EU’s demographic and social diversity will deliberate and make concrete recommendations on the future direction they want for Europe.
In a multilingual environment, the participants of each panel will meet three times to debate, respectively, the following topics: (1) A stronger economy, social justice, jobs / education, youth, culture, sport / digital transformation; (2) European democracy/values, rights, rule of law, security; (3) Climate change, environment/health; and (4) EU in the world/migration.
Each panel will have met once to kick off their work before the next Conference Plenary meeting on 22-23 October.