Conference Conversations 1 – Introduction to the Conference

The first edition of the Conference Observatory’s interactive online talk show, Conference Conversations, discussed the set-up, promise and hoped-for results of the Conference.

Does the Conference on the Future of Europe come at the right time and can it significantly influence the debate about the EU’s future? How can public awareness of its existence and results be increased? What issues and questions will it concentrate on? To what extent will the recommendations proposed by citizens participating in the Conference determine the final outcome? What role will the Conference Plenary and the Executive Board play in this process? And how might the Conference affect the future of European democracy?

Conference Conversations (1) with Guy Verhofstadt, MEP, Co-Chair of the Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe; Mehreen Khan, EU Correspondent, Financial Times; Janis Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre; Dominik Hierlemann, Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Moderator: Jacki Davis, Meade Davis Communications