Conference on the Future of Europe 2020-2022

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Information Guide featuring reports, analyses and further information on the so-called Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), 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 laid out a proposal to set up a Conference on the Future of Europe in the political guidelines for her mandate as President of the European Commission - presented before her formal appointment in July 2019. This initiative was seen as an opportunity to hear citizens and hold discussions on the way forward for the European project, its institutions and core mission. The Conference was foreseen to be launched in 2020 and last for two years.

In November 2019, media sources reported on a non-paper drafted by France and Germany setting out a common position concerning the structure and main issues at stake in this Conference. National leaders discussed and endorsed the idea behind this Conference during a European Council summit on 12 December. The European Parliament's plenary session adopted on 15 January 2020 a Resolution setting out the institution's own position on the set-up and scope of this Conference. The European Commission set out its ideas for the Conference in a Communication published on 22 January. The Council of the European Union held a discussion on the proposed Conference on 28 January.

The development of this initiative was put on hold by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. It should have started on 9 May 2020. The Council held a discussion on this matter on 26 May. On 18 June, the plenary of the European Parliament adopted a Resolution calling on the Conference to be launched in the Autumn 2020 and urged the Council of the European Union to agree on a common position, which eventually emerged on 24 June.

Media reports later in 2020 suggested that a further delay was partly down to disagreements between the institutions on who should lead the work conducted by the Conference. The Council agreed on 3 February 2021 to a revised position including the introduction of a collegial presidency comprising the three EU institutions. A Joint Declaration on the Conference of the Future of Europe was adopted by the leaders of the European Parliament on 4 March, and by the Council of the European Union on the following day. The Joint Declaration was signed by the three main institutions on 10 March 2021.

The Executive Board of the Conference held its constitutive meeting on 24 March 2021. A multilingual digital platform for the CoFoE was launched on 19 April.

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Commentary and Analysis
Wikipedia: Conference on the Future of Europe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conference_on_the_Future_of_Europe
VoxEurop: Category: Conference on the future of Europe https://voxeurop.eu/en/category/politics/eu/conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
BlogActiv, 11/09/2019: How the new Commission will treat EU constitutional reform https://andrewduff.blogactiv.eu/2019/09/11/how-the-new-commission-will-treat-eu-constitutional-reform/
Politico, 27/11/2019: France is back, but where is Germany? https://www.politico.eu/article/france-germany-foreign-relations-emmanuel-macron-angela-merkel-power-imbalance-eu/
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 https://www.epc.eu/en/Publications/Its-time-to-discuss-Europes-future-a-first-Draft-Blueprint-for-the~2d6edc
EPRS: Briefing, December 2019: Preparing the Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2019)644202
IIEA, 03/12/2019: Seeing the Bigger Picture: France and Germany and the ‘Future of Europe’ Conference https://www.iiea.com/eu27/france-and-germany-and-the-future-of-europe-conference/
Politico, 12/12/2019: Wanted: Another EU president https://www.politico.eu/article/wanted-another-eu-president/
TEPSA, 12/12/2019: Conference on the Future of Europe: Internal Stability and External Authority as First Priorities https://www.tepsa.eu/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 https://ecas.org/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 https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/citizens-must-be-heart-conference-future-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 https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-boris-johnson-eu-future-conference-macron-france-europe-a9265356.html
EPP Group: Newsroom, 15/01/2020: Broad, open, interactive and inclusive debate on the future of Europe https://www.eppgroup.eu/newsroom/news/broad-open-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 https://reneweuropegroup.eu/en/news/1406-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-the-time-has-come-to-democratize-the-european-union/
Greens/EFA Group: Press Release, 15/01/2020: Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.greens-efa.eu/en/article/press/conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
ETUC: Press Release, 16/01/2020: Social issues should be priority for the Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.etuc.org/en/pressrelease/social-issues-should-be-priority-conference-future-europe
Carnegie Europe, 17/01/2020: Can Europe Be a Catalyst for Democratic Innovation? https://carnegieeurope.eu/2020/01/17/can-europe-be-catalyst-for-democratic-innovation-pub-80821
EurActiv, 22/01/2020: A ‘Conference on the future of EU’, what next? EU elections 2024 https://www.euractiv.com/section/future-eu/opinion/a-conference-on-the-future-of-eu-what-next-eu-elections-2024/
Verfassungsblog, 01/02/2020: The Conference on the Future of Europe: an Open Letter https://verfassungsblog.de/the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-an-open-letter/
EUObserver, 05/02/2020: How Juncker laid groundwork for 'Future EU' conference https://euobserver.com/opinion/147344
IIEA: Events, 27/02/2020: Engaging Citizens on the Future of Europe https://www.iiea.com/past-events/engaging-citizens-on-the-future-of-europe/
EPRS: Topical Digests, March 2020: Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.europarl.europa.eu/EPRS/TD_Conference_FoE.pdf
EPC: Discussion Paper, 02/03/2020: Preparing for the Conference on the Future of Europe: The ‘known knowns’ of citizens’ participation http://www.epc.eu/en/publications/Preparing-for-the-Conference-o~2fb4e4
Friends of Europe: Insights, 03/03/2020: Conference on the Future of Europe: five reasons for moderate pessimism https://www.friendsofeurope.org/insights/conference-on-the-future-of-europe-five-reasons-for-moderate-pessimism/
EurActiv, 03/03/2020: Let millions of EU citizens engage on the Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.euractiv.com/section/future-eu/opinion/let-millions-of-eu-citizens-engage-on-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
EPC: Commentary, 02/04/2020: How is the COVID-19 crisis serving the EU? https://www.epc.eu/en/Publications/How-is-the-COVID-19-crisis-ser~312dd8
Dublin City University: Brexit Institute: Blog, 15/04/2020: The Conference on the Future of Europe: Reforming the European Union? http://dcubrexitinstitute.eu/2020/04/the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-reforming-the-european-union/
EurActiv, 13/04/2020: After the pandemic: How to use Conference on Future of Europe to rethink society https://www.euractiv.com/section/future-eu/opinion/after-the-pandemic-how-to-use-conference-on-future-of-europe-to-rethink-society/
Berlin Policy Journal, 28/04/2020: Extra Time https://berlinpolicyjournal.com/extra-time/
openDemocracy: Can Europe Make It?, 11/05/2020: What conference on the “future of Europe”? https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/can-europe-make-it/what-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
EUObserver, 14/05/2020: What future for the Future of Europe Conference? https://euobserver.com/opinion/148322
Elcano Royal Institute: Expert Comment, 02/06/2020: Expectations, competences and power: understanding the dynamics of EU institutions in tackling the COVID-19 crisis and setting the tone for the Conference on the Future of Europe http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/rielcano_en/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_in/zonas_in/commentary-toygur-expectations-competences-and-power-understanding-dynamics-eu-institutions-tackling-covid-19-crisis
Social Europe, 04/06/2020: A citizens’ conference on the future of Europe https://www.socialeurope.eu/a-citizens-conference-on-the-future-of-europe
EPRS: Blog, 05/06/2020: European Parliament Position On The Conference On The Future Of Europe https://epthinktank.eu/2020/06/05/european-parliament-position-on-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
EPRS: At a Glance, June 2020: Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2020)651959
EuroAlter, 01/07/2020: Open Letter to Angela Merkel: For a Citizens-Centered Conference on the Future of Europe https://euroalter.com/open-letter-to-angela-merkel-for-a-citizens-centered-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
EUObserver, 09/07/2020: Five ideas to reshape 'Conference on Future of Europe' https://euobserver.com/opinion/148794
EPC: Commentary, 15/07/2020: The Conference on the Future of Europe: 3 stumbling blocks to the Joint Declaration https://www.epc.eu/en/publications/The-Conference-on-the-Future-o~35cd70
ENoP: Statements, 16/07/2020: ENoP Statement Conference on the Future of Europe http://www.enop.eu/enop-statement-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
VoxEurop: Ideas, 24/08/2020: Rise to the challenge, Conference on the future of Europe! https://voxeurop.eu/en/rise-to-the-challenge-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
VoxEurop: Ideas, 14/09/2020: The recipe for a successful conversation about the future of Europe https://voxeurop.eu/en/the-recipe-for-a-successful-conversation-about-the-future-of-europe/
ECAS: News, 29/09/2020: A Conference on the Future of Europe Fit for Purpose in a COVID-19 World https://ecas.org/a-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-fit-for-purpose-in-a-covid-19-world/
EPC: Discussion Paper, 02/10/2020: The Conference on the Future of Europe: Is the EU still serious about the Balkans? https://www.epc.eu/en/publications/Is-the-EU-still-serious-about-the-Balkans~379678
VoxEurop, 09/10/2020: Co-creating a citizens-centered Conference on the Future of Europe https://voxeurop.eu/en/co-creating-a-citizens-centered-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
Citizens Take Over Europe: News, 16/10/2020: Statement on President of the Conference on the Future of Europe https://citizenstakeover.eu/news/statement-on-president-of-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/2020/
Finnish Institute of International Affairs: Events, 10/11/2020: Debating the Future of Europe: Towards meaningful EU criticism https://www.fiia.fi/en/event/debating-the-future-of-europe
Politico: Brussels Sketch, 04/12/2020: Lessons from Giscard d’Estaing for the EU’s future https://www.politico.eu/article/valery-giscard-destaing-death-president-france-lessons-europe/
EurActiv: Special Reports, November-December 2020: Conference on the Future of Europe: EU overhaul in the making? https://www.euractiv.com/section/future-eu/special_report/conference-on-the-future-of-europe-eu-overhaul-in-the-making/
S&D Group: Newsroom, 10/12/2020: “The Conference on the Future of Europe should be extended until 2023”, say Iratxe García and Marek Belka https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/conference-future-europe-should-be-extended-until-2023-say-iratxe-garcia-and-marek-belka
Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies: In Focus, December 2020: The Potential Outcome of the Conference on the Future of Europe in a COVID-19 World https://www.martenscentre.eu/publication/the-potential-outcome-of-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-in-a-covid-19-world-strengthening-european-democracy/
EUObserver: Opinion, 12/01/2021: Time for the Conference on the Future of Europe to start https://euobserver.com/opinion/150564
EUObserver: Opinion, 20/01/2021: The new dimension of 'ever-closer union' https://euobserver.com/opinion/150639
EUObserver: Opinion, 10/02/2021: Why a shortened 'Future Europe' conference suits France https://euobserver.com/opinion/150856
German Institute for International and Security Affairs: SWP Comment 2021/C19, March 2021: The Conference on the Future of Europe: Obstacles and Opportunities to a European Reform Initiative That Goes beyond Crisis Management https://doi.org/10.18449/2021C19
FoE: Insights, 03/03/2021: Why the Conference on the Future of Europe should (also) deal with the communication deficit of the EU? https://www.friendsofeurope.org/insights/why-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-should-also-deal-with-the-communication-deficit-of-the-eu/
ULB: IEE Blog, 03/03/2021: The EU’s role in the world should be at the center of the “Conference on the Future of Europe” https://www.iee-ulb.eu/en/blog/highlights/conference-on-the-future-of-europe-eu-international-role/
Politico, 04/03/2021: What is the Conference on the Future of Europe? https://www.politico.eu/article/what-is-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
Elcano Royal Institute: Expert Comment No 11/2021, 11/03/2021: ‘We finally have our Conference on the Future of Europe!’: now, what do we do with it? http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/rielcano_en/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_in/zonas_in/commentary-toygur-we-finally-have-our-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-now-what-do-we-do-with-it
EPC: Commentary, 12/03/2021: The Conference on the Future of Europe: Mind the gaps! https://www.epc.eu/en/Publications/The-Conference-on-the-Future-of-Europe-Mind-the-gaps~3c8fe8
Culture Action Europe: News, 12/03/2021: The Future (of Europe) has officially arrived https://cultureactioneurope.org/news/the-future-of-europe-has-officially-arrived/
Robert Schuman Foundation: European Interview No 106, 15/03/2021: The Greens will do everything they can to make the Conference on the future of Europe a success! https://www.robert-schuman.eu/en/european-interviews/0106-the-greens-will-do-everything-they-can-to-make-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-a-success
Institute for European Politics: Policy Paper, 17/03/2021: Recommendations for the Conference on the Future of Europe http://iep-berlin.de/en/policy-paper-recommendations-for-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
EUCRIM: News, 20/03/2021: EU Launches Conference on the Future of Europe https://eucrim.eu/news/eu-launches-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
Friends of Europe: Critical Thinking, 22/03/2021: The Conference on the Future of Europe: are we there yet? https://www.friendsofeurope.org/insights/the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-are-we-there-yet/
ETUC: ETUC resolution on the Roadmap for the ETUC work on the Conference on the Future of Europe (22 March 2021) https://www.etuc.org/en/document/etuc-resolution-roadmap-etuc-work-conference-future-europe
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI): Commentary No 21, 29/03/2021: The Conference on the Future of Europe: Tackling Differentiated Integration https://www.iai.it/en/pubblicazioni/conference-future-europe-tackling-differentiated-integration
Conference of European Churches: News, 29/03/2021: European churches to contribute to the Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.ceceurope.org/european-churches-to-contribute-to-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
Wilfred Martens Centre: News, 29/03/2021: Can the Conference on the Future of Europe be a turning point for democratic participation in the EU? https://www.martenscentre.eu/news/can-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-be-a-turning-point-for-democratic-participation-in-the-eu/
Bremen University: Europa Blog, 31/03/2021: The Conference on the Future of Europe – Finally, an opportunity for more top-down bureaucracy? https://blogs.uni-bremen.de/europablog/2021/03/31/the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-finally-an-opportunity-for-more-top-down-bureaucracy/
Hertie School: Jacques Delors Centre: Policy Position, 01/04/2021: Time to be honest: The future will not be decided by the Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.delorscentre.eu/en/publications/detail/publication/time-to-be-honest-the-future-will-not-be-decided-by-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe
Social Europe, 12/04/2021: Europe’s democratic renewal needs a feminist slant https://www.socialeurope.eu/europes-democratic-renewal-needs-a-feminist-slant
EUObserver: Opinion, 19/04/2021: Just cancel the Future of Europe Conference https://euobserver.com/opinion/151540
LSE: EUROPP Blog, 27/04/2021: After a decade of crises, Europe is witnessing the rise of insurgent Europeanism https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2021/04/27/after-a-decade-of-crises-europe-is-witnessing-the-rise-of-insurgent-europeanism/

News
EurActiv: Topics: CoFoE https://www.euractiv.com/topics/cofoe/
RFI News, 26/11/2019: France and Germany to kiss and make-up with 'future of Europe' conference http://www.rfi.fr/en/europe/20191126-france-and-germany-kiss-and-make-future-europe-conference
Politico, 26/11/2019: Berlin and Paris outline plan for EU makeover https://www.politico.eu/article/berlin-and-paris-outline-plan-for-eu-makeover/
Reuters, 26/11/2019: France and Germany propose EU overhaul after Brexit upheaval https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN1Y028W
EUObserver, 26/11/2019: EU gears up for post-Brexit renovation https://euobserver.com/institutional/146724
Politico, 27/11/2019: EU ambassadors cautious on French-German plan for Europe’s future https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-ambassadors-cautious-plan-for-europe-future-france-germany/
Politico, 04/12/2019: EU leaders task Croatia with figuring out how to talk about the bloc’s future https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-leaders-task-croatia-with-figuring-out-how-to-talk-about-the-blocs-future/
EUObserver, 13/12/2019: EU leaders cagey on 'Future of Europe' conference https://euobserver.com/political/146913
EurActiv, 14/01/2020: Guy Verhofstadt ready to chair citizen consultations on Europe’s future https://www.euractiv.com/section/future-eu/news/guy-verhofstadt-ready-to-chair-citizen-consultations-on-europes-future/
EurActiv, 15/01/2020: Parliament kicks off debate on the Future of Europe conference https://www.euractiv.com/section/future-eu/news/parliament-kicks-off-debate-on-the-future-of-europe-conference/
EUObserver, 15/01/2020: Parliament calls for citizens' 'agoras' to shape future EU https://euobserver.com/institutional/147136
European Western Balkans, 15/01/2020: Bilčik: Candidate countries should be engaged in the Future of Europe Conference https://europeanwesternbalkans.com/2020/01/15/bilcik-candidate-countries-should-be-engaged-in-the-future-of-europe-conference/
Politico, 16/01/2020: Parliament picks Verhofstadt for new president role https://www.politico.eu/article/parliament-picks-guy-verhofstadt-for-new-president-role/
Politico, 20/01/2020: Commission to Parliament: Let’s calm down on EU makeover https://www.politico.eu/article/european-commission-to-parliament-lets-calm-down-on-eu-makeover-ursula-von-der-leyen-emmanuel-macron/
The Dubrovnik Times, 20/01/2020: Dubravka Suica suggests opening of the Conference on the Future of Europe in Dubrovnik https://www.thedubrovniktimes.com/news/dubrovnik/item/8046-dubravka-suica-suggests-opening-of-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-in-dubrovnik
Politico, 21/01/2020: Conference on the Future of Europe: Don’t mention the T word https://www.politico.eu/article/conference-on-the-future-of-europe-dont-mention-the-treaty-word-european-commission-parliament-ursula-von-der-leyen/
EurActiv, 22/01/2020: Future of Europe: What happens if a majority of citizens asks for ‘less Europe’? https://www.euractiv.com/section/future-eu/news/future-of-europe-what-happens-if-a-majority-of-citizens-asks-for-less-europe/
EUObserver, 22/01/2020: 'Democracy commissioner' doesn't rule out treaty change https://euobserver.com/institutional/147237
Reuters, 22/01/2020: Citizens to get a say on how EU evolves after Brexit shock https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN1ZL2FR
The Irish Times, 22/01/2020: EU to launch Europe-wide debate on future of the union https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/eu-to-launch-europe-wide-debate-on-future-of-the-union-1.4148139
EUObserver, 13/02/2020: 'Top-down' future of Europe conference 'will fail' warning https://euobserver.com/institutional/147431
EUObserver, 27/05/2020: Future of Europe Conference: Council urged to move now https://euobserver.com/social/148472
Politico, 23/06/2020: Conference on Europe’s future edges closer — but with clear limits https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/23/europe-future-continent-337175
EUObserver, 25/06/2020: Future of Europe: EU Council vetoes treaty change https://euobserver.com/institutional/148755
EUObserver, 14/09/2020: EU regions: pandemic should force decision-making rethink https://euobserver.com/institutional/149416
Politico, 21/09/2020: Conference on EU’s future derailed by leadership fight https://www.politico.eu/article/brussels-descend-into-fight-over-leadership-for-conference-on-eu-future/
Politico, 13/10/2020: New names in frame to preside over conference on EU’s future https://www.politico.eu/article/helle-thornig-schmidt-enrico-letta-dalia-grybautskaite-new-names-in-frame-to-preside-over-conference-europe-future/
EUObserver, 14/10/2020: Future of Europe: EU Council urged to propose a chair https://euobserver.com/institutional/149743
Politico, 25/11/2020: Helle Thorning-Schmidt is front-runner to lead conference on Europe’s future https://www.politico.eu/article/helle-thorning-schmidt-emerges-as-frontrunner-to-lead-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
EUObserver, 21/12/2020: Future of Europe conference: one year on standby https://euobserver.com/institutional/150431
LUSA, 18/01/2021: EU/Presidency: 'Rapid solution required to' unblock holding of EU Future Conference - EU Affairs secretary https://www.lusa.pt/article/YIChK~YveDb0TaGLj73P~jMSZM5iuSI1/
EUObserver, 20/01/2021: Portugal pushes to start delayed 'future EU' conference https://euobserver.com/institutional/150658
Politico, 27/01/2021: EU proposes 3 people lead conference on bloc’s future https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-three-presidents-conference-on-future-of-europe/
Politico, 03/02/2021: MEPs unsure about proposal to launch conference on bloc’s future https://www.politico.eu/article/conference-on-the-future-of-europe-meps-unsure-proposal/
EurActiv, 04/02/2021: EU27 accept Portuguese idea on Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-council-presidency/news/eu27-accept-portuguese-idea-on-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
EUObserver, 02/03/2021: 12-month Future EU Conference is 'impossible', expert warns https://euobserver.com/institutional/151088
EurActiv, 03/03/2021: Jointly steered Conference on Future of Europe awaits go-ahead https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-council-presidency/news/jointly-steered-conference-on-future-of-europe-awaits-go-ahead/
Politico, 19/03/2021: Guy Verhofstadt gets Parliament’s top post for conference on EU’s future https://www.politico.eu/article/guy-verhofstadt-will-lead-parliaments-work-on-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
EurActiv, 24/03/2021: Lisbon, Brussels want citizens to participate now in Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-council-presidency/news/lisbon-brussels-want-citizens-to-participate-now-in-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
EUObserver, 26/03/2021: Conference on the Future of Europe - how it will work https://euobserver.com/democracy/151362
Euronews, 19/04/2021: EU launches digital platform to let citizens debate the bloc's future https://www.euronews.com/2021/04/19/eu-launches-digital-platform-to-let-citizens-debate-the-bloc-s-future
Reuters, 19/04/2021: New direction needed: EU launches website for citizens to discuss its future https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/new-direction-needed-eu-launches-website-citizens-discuss-its-future-2021-04-19/
RTÉ News, 19/04/2021: EU to ask citizens their views on European reform https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/0419/1210681-eu-reforming-digital-platform/
EurActiv, 22/04/2021: Commissioner: EU institutions to speak with ‘one voice’ at Future of Europe conference https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-council-presidency/news/commissioner-eu-institutions-to-speak-with-one-voice-at-future-of-europe-conference/
RTÉ News, 22/04/2021: Government to resist changes to European Union treaties https://www.rte.ie/news/europe/2021/0421/1211313-eu-treaties/

Official
Official Website of the Conference on the Future of Europe https://futureu.europa.eu/
European Commission: Priorities 2019-2024: Conference on the Future of Europe https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/new-push-european-democracy/conference-future-europe_en
European Commission: Headlines: Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/priorities/conference-on-the-future-of-europe
EUR-Lex: COM(2020)27: Communication on 'Shaping the Conference on the Future of Europe' https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM:2020:27:FIN
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Resolution on European Parliament's position on the Conference on the Future of Europe https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2019/2990(RSP)
General Secretariat of the Council: Council's position on the Conference on the Future of Europe, 24 June 2020 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/44679/st09102-en20.pdf
Conference on the Future of Europe: Franco-German non-paper on key questions and guidelines (via Politico) https://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Conference-on-the-Future-of-Europe.pdf
European Parliament: Press Release, 15/01/2020: Citizens to be the cornerstone of the Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200109IPR69906/
European Commission: Press Release, 22/01/2020: Shaping the Conference on the Future of Europe https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_89
European Commission: Shaping the Conference on the Future of Europe – Questions and Answers (22 January 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_20_88
European Commission: Remarks by Commissioner Dubravka Šuica at the College Read-Out: Commission's proposal for the Conference on the Future of Europe (23 January 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_108
EU Committee of the Regions: Press Release, 12/02/2020: Local leaders: Conference on the Future of Europe is an opportunity for citizens to change the European Union https://cor.europa.eu/en/news/Pages/Conference-on-the-Future-of-Europe-is-opportunity-to-change-EU.aspx
EU Committee of the Regions: Press Release, 27/02/2020: Conference on the Future of Europe: Union's democratic foundations should be at the core of discussions with citizens https://cor.europa.eu/en/news/Pages/Conference-Future-Europe-CIVEX-debate.aspx
European Parliament: Press Release, 25/05/2020: Conference on the Future of Europe should start by September, say MEPs https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200520IPR79518/
European Parliament: Press Release, 18/06/2020: Conference on Future of Europe should start “as soon as possible in autumn 2020” https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200615IPR81226/
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 24/06/2020: Conference on the Future of Europe - Council agrees its position https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/06/24/conference-on-the-future-of-europe-council-agrees-its-position/
EU CoR: News, 25/06/2020: COVID-19 crisis has made the need for the Conference on the Future of Europe even more pressing https://cor.europa.eu/en/news/Pages/COVID-19-crisis-has-made-the-need-for-the-Conference-on-the-Future-of-Europe-even-more-pressing.aspx
German Council Presidency: A vibrant civil society and the Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.eu2020.de/eu2020-en/civil-society-conferende-on-the-future-of-europe/2360192
EU EESC: Press Release, 11/09/2020: Conference on the Future of Europe: economic and social councils take the lead https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/news-media/press-releases/conference-future-europe-economic-and-social-councils-take-lead
European Commission: Speech – “Dialogue on the Future of Europe: how to build a more effective and genuinely strong Union?” (21 September 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2019-2024/suica/announcements/speech-dialogue-future-europe-how-build-more-effective-and-genuinely-strong-union_en
European Parliament: Newsroom, 09/11/2020: Sassoli: Conference on the Future of Europe is a chance to strengthen European democracy and rediscover the soul of the European project https://www.europarl.europa.eu/the-president/en/newsroom/sassoli-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-is-a-chance-to-strengthen-european-democracy-and-rediscover-the-soul-of-the-european
Irish Parliament (House of the Oireachtas): Press Release, 16/12/2020: Committee on European Union Affairs publishes report on Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/press-centre/press-releases/20201216-committee-on-european-union-affairs-publishes-report-on-conference-on-the-future-of-europe/
General Secretariat of the Council: Conference on the Future of Europe - revised Council position (3 February 2021) https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/48588/st_5911_2021_init_en.pdf
EPP Group: News, 04/02/2021: Future of Europe: don't waste any more time https://www.eppgroup.eu/newsroom/news/future-of-europe-don-t-waste-any-more-time
European Parliament: Press Release, 04/03/2021: EP leaders approve Conference on the Future of Europe’s founding declaration https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20210301IPR98957/
General Secretariat of the Council: Joint Declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe (5 March 2021) https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-6796-2021-INIT/en/pdf
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 05/03/2021: The Conference on the Future of Europe gets green light from the Council https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2021/03/05/the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-gets-green-light-from-the-council/
Portuguese Council Presidency: News, 05/03/2021: The Conference on the Future of Europe gains Council approval https://www.2021portugal.eu/en/news/the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-gains-council-approval/
European Parliament: Press Release, 10/03/2021: Future of Europe: Engaging with citizens to build a more resilient Europe https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20210304IPR99242/
European Commission: Press Release, 10/03/2021: Conference on the Future of Europe: Engaging with citizens to build a more resilient Europe https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_1065
European Commission: Speech by President von der Leyen at the signature of the Joint Declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe (10 March 2021) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_21_1103
European Commission: Statement, 24/03/2021: Work begins on the Conference on the Future of Europe https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_21_1401
The Greens/EFA Group: Publication, 31/03/2021: Our Vision of the Conference on the Future of Europe https://www.greens-efa.eu/en/article/document/our-vision-of-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe
European Commission: Statement, 07/04/2021: Conference on the Future of Europe: launch of the citizens' platform on 19 April https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_21_1624
Portuguese Council Presidency: News, 16/04/2021: Conference on the Future of Europe: Launch of the digital platform https://www.2021portugal.eu/en/news/conference-on-the-future-of-europe-launch-of-the-digital-platform/
European Commission: Press Release, 19/04/2021: Conference on the Future of Europe: launch of the multilingual digital platform https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_1764
European Commission: Questions and Answers on the Multilingual Digital Platform for the Conference on the Future of Europe (19 April 2021) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_21_1765
GUE/NGL Group: News, 19/04/2021: Future of Europe conference must redress EU's widening chasm with citizens https://www.guengl.eu/future-of-europe-conference-must-redress-eus-widening-chasm-with-citizens/
ECR Group: Newsroom, 19/04/2021: The ECR Group remains highly sceptical towards the Conference on the Future of Europe https://ecrgroup.eu/article/the_ecr_group_remains_highly_sceptical_towards_the_conference_on_the_future
European Commission: Press Release, 23/04/2021: Conference on the Future of Europe: preparations continue https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_1903

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