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Guy Verhofstadt (Renew, BE) - Co-Chair of the Conference on the Future of Europe

Welcome from the Conference Co-Chair

This page has been created so that you can find updates on MEPs' involvement in the Conference on the Future of Europe.

For the first time in our Union's history, all three EU institutions and national parliaments have come together to discuss directly with European citizens, enabling them to share their ideas on our common future.

It is an experiment in platform-based and deliberative democracy that we, as directly elected representatives of all Europeans, take to heart. 108 members of the European Parliament are part of the Conference plenary, where citizens' proposals are discussed. The conclusions to be drawn from this process will make it more than a listening exercise: this is our way to find common answers to citizens' ideas, hopes and fears.

As Co-Chair of the Conference, it is my honour to lead the European Parliament Delegation. Together, we will make sure the Conference on the Future of Europe gains real momentum, so that we can make the EU fit for purpose in the 21st century, and bring our shared project closer to citizens.

Future of Europe: Conference concludes with promise for changes

The Conference on the Future of Europe concludes its work after a year of collaboration between citizens and politicians ©EU 2022 – EP
The presidents of the EU institutions pledged to act on citizens' ideas for EU change after receiving the final report of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

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Future of Europe: Conference Plenary ambitious proposals point to Treaty review

© European Union 2022 - Source : EP
The Conference Plenary concluded its work, with MEPs expressing their approval of the outcome and announcing that Parliament intends to kick-start EU reforms.

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Future of Europe: Conference nears finalisation of policy recommendations

© European Union 2022 - Source : EP
The Conference on the Future of Europe Plenary session on 8-9 April debated concrete proposals.

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