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Conference on the Future of Europe – Make your voice heard!

The Conference on the Future of Europe is an opportunity for European citizens to debate on Europe’s challenges and priorities, submit contributions on a wide range of topics and attend events and discussion to shape the future they want for the European Union.

Anne Noe on behalf of the Service Provider

In order to give its citizens a voice when it comes to shaping the future of Europe, the European Union launched the Conference on the Future of Europe. Interested EU citizens can take part and make their voices heard in several different ways such as sharing and discussing ideas or participating in and/or organising events.

Not only EU “internal” topics, but also – and of special interest for OCEANS and its partner organisations – is the topic “EU in the world” which focusses on reinforcing global partnerships and how to tackle global challenges through global cooperation. Several events will be held on European partnerships with neighbouring countries and “a comprehensive strategy for our relations with Africa and reaffirming the European perspective for the countries of the Western Balkans” (European Union) will be among the introduced topics!

WHO can take part?

European citizens, national, regional and local authorities, as well as civil society and other organisation can organise events and contribute ideas to shape the future of the European Union.

HOW to get involved?

The Conference on the Future of Europe consists of different components:

  1. Multilingual digital platform  to send ideas and upload submissions.
  2. Decentralised events held by people and organisations as well as national, regional and local authorities across Europe.
  3. European Citizens’ Panels 
  4. Conference Plenaries to "ensure that the recommendations from the national and European citizens’ panels, grouped by themes, are debated without a predetermined outcome and without limiting the scope to pre-defined policy area (...)" (European Union).


Click here for more information on the Conference on the Future of Europe.

Find the process of the Conference on the Future of Europe here.

Find the timeline of the Conference on the Future of Europe here.


Don’t lose time and get involved – the future is in your hands!


Germany, Cologne

22 June 2021

European Commission

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