The initiative on the Conference on the Future of Europe was approved by the Council of the European Union (EU), now under the Portuguese Presidency.

First announced in the end of 2019, this joint declaration of the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission aims to involve citizens in the debate on Europe’s future in the coming decade and beyond, including in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to give citizens a stronger voice, a series of events will be organised by the three institutions, where citizens will have the opportunity to express their views on different issues and areas.

On 10 March, took place the signature of the joint declaration by the Presidents of the European Parliament (David Sassoli), the Council (António Costa) and the European Commission (Ursula Von der Leyen).

You can watch the signing ceremony here.

Photo source: Eudebates.tv

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