CONFERENCE CONVERSATIONS 5: Do the European Citizens’ Panels work?

CONFERENCE CONVERSATIONS #5: Do the European Citizens’ Panels work?

We are pleased to invite you to the fifth edition of Conference Conversations, an interactive, online talk show that tackles key issues and questions related to the Conference on the Future of Europe in the framework of our Conference Observatory project.


Gaetane Ricard-Nihoul
Common Secretariat for the Conference on the Future of Europe


Yves Mathieu
Co-director and founder, Missions Publiques


Dominik Hierlemann
Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung


Corina Stratulat 
Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre


Jacki Davis
Meade Davis Communications (Moderator)

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Last month marked the start of the four European Citizens’ Panels, a central aspect of the Conference activities, which allows 800 randomly selected citizens to directly participate in the Conference process and debate on the future of Europe. Two more sessions will follow each of the four Panels to agree on concrete recommendations, which will be delivered to the Conference Plenary.

After the first round of the European Citizens’ Panels and ahead of the Conference Plenary at the end of October, this edition of Conference Conversations will discuss the role of citizens within the Conference and the link between the Panels and the Plenary. How did the first sessions work and what were the results? Do the topic streams adequately cover the cluster issues? How are citizens connected to the Plenaries, and how effective can their contribution be?

We look forward to discussing these and other questions online with you on 18 October