Parliamentary question - E-002935/2021Parliamentary question
E-002935/2021

    Transparency and funding of the Conference on the Future of Europe

    Question for written answer  E-002935/2021
    to the Commission
    Rule 138
    Charlie Weimers (ECR), Jessica Stegrud (ECR), Laura Huhtasaari (ID), Peter Kofod (ID), Michiel Hoogeveen (ECR), Rob Rooken (ECR), Robert Roos (ECR), Eugen Jurzyca (ECR), Valdemar Tomaševski (ECR), Zdzisław Krasnodębski (ECR), Mazaly Aguilar (ECR), Margarita de la Pisa Carrión (ECR), Hermann Tertsch (ECR), Jorge Buxadé Villalba (ECR), Bert-Jan Ruissen (ECR), Elżbieta Kruk (ECR), Jacek Saryusz-Wolski (ECR), Angel Dzhambazki (ECR), Andrey Slabakov (ECR), Geert Bourgeois (ECR), Assita Kanko (ECR), Johan Van Overtveldt (ECR)

    Last year the European Parliament offered funding opportunities for activities linked to the Conference on the Future of Europe[1][2]. Social media campaigns indicate that taxpayers’ money is being used to generate youth and civil society engagement as well as media coverage of the conference[3].

    A majority of Parliament voted to reject a ‘commitment to full transparency’ relating to the funding of the conference[4]. EU institutions use separate budgets to finance the conference, and no information pertaining to the financing or grants awarded in connection with the conference is available on the official conference website.

    Considering that transparency and openness of decision-making procedures are foundational values of the EU and essential to a system under the rule of law:

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