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18/08/2022
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EU democracy: The way forward after the Conference on the Future of Europe

Conference on the Future of Europe June 19.– The European Commission adopted on Friday a plan on how it intends to follow up on the outcome of the Conference on the Future of Europe and transform the proposals into legislative action.

This Communication is the first step in the Commission’s follow-up. It offers an assessment of what is needed to follow up on the Conference’s proposals, gives an overview of the next steps and sets out how best to learn the lessons from the Conference and embed participative democracy into the EU’s policy and law-making.

As previously reported, the first phase of the Conference came to an end on Europe Day, 9 May 2022, with a Final Report listing 49 proposals and 326 measures, covering nine policy areas that were discussed in several citizens’ panels and plenary meetings with the EU institutions co-sharing the Conference, the Council, the Parliament and the Commission.

The nine areas or themes are climate change and the environment; health; a stronger economy, social justice and jobs; EU in the world; values and rights, rule of law, security; digital transformation; European democracy; migration; education, culture, youth and sport. The follow-up Communication follows the same structure ...

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