This European Future Conference It is already in progress. Although it will officially open on May 9, Participate in the platform Citizen has been put into operation this Monday. It will provide all Europeans with the services of sharing suggestions, organizing and participating in events, and preparing reports on the progress or ideas presented. purpose? Build the future EU based on the ideas of those who are the “foundation” of the alliance (ie citizens).
At the press conference where the tool was introduced at the press conference, Conference Executive Council. Guy Verhofstadt European Parliament; Minister of European Affairs of Portugal, Ana Paula ZacariasOn behalf of the presidency of the Council of the European Union and the vice-chairman and commissioner of democracy and demography of the European Commission Dubravka Suica.
The slogan chosen by the platform is “The future is in your hands.”For Zacarias, “EU It needs the power of its citizens to make Europe strongerHe said: “He believes that the purpose of this is to allow citizens to work with their representatives to build a future alliance.” We must be prepared to build the future EU when the pandemic is left behind.
Suica said: “This is a historic moment. He believes that citizens must become the “center” of the meeting, and at the meeting, “all ideas will be welcomed.” Vice President Call for an “immediate” debate around the platform. Croatia reiterated that this is a multilingual open tool “for everyone”. He announced and promised: “This is a real innovation for European democratic politics.”
The platform will be structured About eight main themes It will shape the future: climate change, health, economy and employment, the European Union in the world, rights and freedoms, digitalization, democracy, and components of other perspectives beyond these parameters.
Verhofstadt reviewed the importance of “European integration and cooperation” and described the platform as the “beginning” of future conferences in Europe. “This is an unprecedented moment” because “this is not a negotiation with citizens”, But the “interactive tool” that people can “participate” in, Whether passive or active. The Ministry of Environmental Protection added: “The results of the platform will be extracted as the basis for drawing conclusions at the conference.” Verhofstadt asked citizens to participate and use this tool at the end of his speech, “Don’t be like in the past. Skeptical”.