Citizens’ Europe – An institutional turn for an ever-democratic union?

Policy Study by FEPS Young Academic Network (FEPS YAN) The paper outlines a vision of […]

Policy Study

28/03/2022

Policy Study by FEPS Young Academic Network (FEPS YAN)

The paper outlines a vision of the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) from various perspectives and sets out proposals regarding how it should develop in order to contribute to making the EU more democratic. First, the paper discusses further steps the Conference should take towards bridging the gap between EU and national politics.

Second, the paper analyses previous initiatives of treaty reforms which may be incorporated into the Conference on the Future of Europe. Third, the paper lays out the visions of Europe in a half-century’s time among EU Commission officials. Last, the paper discusses citizens’ involvement in shaping EU future through a broader process of European deliberative democracy, and how the CoFoE could advance such a perspective.

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