Conference on the Future of Europe 2020-2022

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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.

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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.

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Wikipedia: Conference on the Future of Europe
BlogActiv, 11/09/2019: How the new Commission will treat EU constitutional reform
Politico, 27/11/2019: France is back, but where is Germany?
EPC: Commentary, 02/12/2019: It’s time to discuss Europe’s future – A first Draft Blueprint for the Conference on the Future of Europe
EPRS: Briefing, December 2019: Preparing the Conference on the Future of Europe
IIEA, 03/12/2019: Seeing the Bigger Picture: France and Germany and the ‘Future of Europe’ Conference
Politico, 12/12/2019: Wanted: Another EU president
TEPSA, 12/12/2019: Conference on the Future of Europe: Internal Stability and External Authority as First Priorities
ECAS, 18/12/2019: Recommendations for a successful and effective Conference on the Future of Europe
S&D Group: News, 19/12/2019: Citizens must be at the heart of the Conference on the Future of Europe
The Independent, 31/12/2019: Over the next two years the EU will decide its future path – here's why the UK has to be involved despite Brexit
EPP Group: Newsroom, 15/01/2020: Broad, open, interactive and inclusive debate on the future of Europe
Renew Europe Group: News, 15/01/2020: Conference on the future of Europe: the time has come to democratize the European Union
ETUC: Press Release, 16/01/2020: Social issues should be priority for the Conference on the Future of Europe
Carnegie Europe, 17/01/2020: Can Europe Be a Catalyst for Democratic Innovation?

RFI News, 26/11/2019: France and Germany to kiss and make-up with 'future of Europe' conference
Politico, 26/11/2019: Berlin and Paris outline plan for EU makeover
Reuters, 26/11/2019: France and Germany propose EU overhaul after Brexit upheaval
EUObserver, 26/11/2019: EU gears up for post-Brexit renovation
Politico, 27/11/2019: EU ambassadors cautious on French-German plan for Europe’s future
Politico, 04/12/2019: EU leaders task Croatia with figuring out how to talk about the bloc’s future
EUObserver, 13/12/2019: EU leaders cagey on 'Future of Europe' conference
EurActiv, 14/01/2020: Guy Verhofstadt ready to chair citizen consultations on Europe’s future
EurActiv, 15/01/2020: Parliament kicks off debate on the Future of Europe conference
EUObserver, 15/01/2020: Parliament calls for citizens' 'agoras' to shape future EU
European Western Balkans, 15/01/2020: Bilčik: Candidate countries should be engaged in the Future of Europe Conference
Politico, 16/01/2020: Parliament picks Verhofstadt for new president role
Politico, 20/01/2020: Commission to Parliament: Let’s calm down on EU makeover
The Dubrovnik Times, 20/01/2020: Dubravka Suica suggests opening of the Conference on the Future of Europe in Dubrovnik

European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Resolution on European Parliament's position on the Conference on the Future of Europe
Conference on the Future of Europe: Franco-German non-paper on key questions and guidelines (via Politico)
European Parliament: Press Release, 15/01/2020: Citizens to be the cornerstone of the Conference on the Future of Europe

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