Conference Conversations 6 – Beyond the Brussels bubble: What role do member states play in the Conference on the future of Europe?

What role do, or should, member states play in the Conference on the Future of Europe? Is the Conference seen by national governments and stakeholders as a useful opportunity to pursue an agenda of change for Europe? What initiatives are being taken to stimulate domestic citizens’ debate and how can they contribute to the overall information about and running of the Conference? Do national experiences in participatory democracy play a role and how can the Conference profit from them? What role will national representatives play in the context of the Conference Plenary? What are the fundamental issues the Conference should address and national expectations in terms of delivery and outcomes?

Conference Conversations (6) with Catherine Day, Chair of the Irish Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality, Former Secretary General of the European Commission; Lykke Friis, Director, Think Tank Europa; Dominik Hierlemann, Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung; Georg Riekeles, Associate Director, European Policy Centre

Moderator: Jacki Davis, Meade Davis Communications