Conference Conversations – Mehreen Khan | Guy Verhofstadt | Dominik Hierlemann | Jacki Davis | Janis A. Emmanouilidis

YouTube, 16.06.2021

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At this first edition of the Conference Conversations, moderated by Jacki Davis, Dominik Hierlemann, Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Guy Verhofstadt, Co-Chair, Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe and Member of the European Parliament; Janis Emmanouilidis, EPC Director of Studies, and Mehreen Khan, EU Correspondent, Financial Times discussed key issues and questions related to the Conference on the Future of Europe. 

Does the Conference come at the right time and can it significantly influence the debate and key decisions about the EU's future? How can public awareness of its existence and results be increased? What key issues and questions will it concentrate on? To what extent will the recommendations proposed by citizens participating in the Conference determine the final outcome? What role will the Conference Plenary and the Executive Board play in this process? And how might the Conference affect the future of European democracy?

Conference Conversations is part of the Conference Observatory, a joint initiative by an international consortium comprising the Bertelsmann Stiftung, the European Policy Centre, the King Baudouin Foundation, and the Stiftung Mercator. The Conference Observatory aims to observe, critically analyse and inspire the Conference deliberations. Based on the lessons learned, the initiative will also develop proposals aiming to improve the EU's future participatory and democratic architecture.

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