|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports, analyses and information on the so-called 'Conference on the Future of Europe', a concept which emerged with the presentation of the political guidelines of Ursula von der Leyen upon her appointment as President of the European Commission.
Ursula von der Leyen proposed in her political guidelines for the mandate 2019-2024 - presented just before her formal appointment as President-elect of the European Commission in July 2019 - to set up a Conference on the Future of Europe, which would become an opportunity to hear citizens and hold discussions on the way forward for the European project, its institutions and core mission. This Conference would be launched in 2020 and last for two years.
In November 2019, media sources reported on a non-paper drafted by France and Germany on a common position relating to structuring and main issues at stake in this Conference. National leaders discussed and endorsed the idea behind this Conference at a European Council summit on 12 December. The European Parliament's plenary session adopted on 15 January 2020 a Resolution setting the institution's position on the set-up and scope of this Conference.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Challenges facing the European Union [EU]|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|