Conference on the Future of Europe: Citizens’ Panels continue their work 

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The second online European Citizens’ Panel, focusing on European democracy / values and rights, the rule of law, and security, will meet on 12-14 November.

Following a first round of sessions that took place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg in September and October, the European Citizens’ Panels will continue their work online throughout November. Their recommendations will be drafted, endorsed and then presented and discussed in the Conference Plenary in December and January.

When: Friday 12 November - Sunday 14 November

How to follow: Watch the deliberations live on the Multilingual Digital Platform, or

What: The second Panel focuses on European democracy/values, rights, rule of law, and security:

Ensuring rights and non-discrimination

  • non-discrimination
  • gender equality
  • right to privacy
  • protecting human rights and nature

Protecting democracy and the rule of law

  • protecting the rule of law
  • protecting and strengthening democracy
  • media and disinformation
  • security

Reforming the EU

  • institutional reform
  • decision-making
  • closer integration

Building European identity

  • European values and identity
  • education on democracy
  • information about the EU

Strengthening citizen participation

  • Citizen participation

Download the complete report, or visit the dedicated webpage for more information.

The first online session of the European Citizens' Panels (the topics of which included a stronger economy, social justice, jobs / education, youth, culture, and sport / digital transformation) took place on 5-7 November, the remaining two will meet on 19-21 November (Climate change, environment/Health) and 26-28 November (EU in the world/Migration).


The European Citizens’ Panels are a central feature of the Conference organised by the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission based on their Joint Declaration. The Panels’ deliberations take into account citizens’ contributions collected from across Europe on the Multilingual Digital Platform, and supported by input and presentations from prominent academics and other experts.

Citizens have been chosen randomly by specialist contractors, using methodologies that ensure that they are representative of the EU's diversity in terms of geographic origin, gender, age, socioeconomic background and level of education. Young people between 16 and 25 make up one-third of each panel. Each Panel will come up with recommendations that will feed into the Conference Plenary that will then put forward proposals on the Future of Europe. The Panels have selected 80 citizens (20 for each Panel) to represent them in the Conference Plenary. These representatives participated in the second meeting of the Plenary that took place on 23 October in Strasbourg.