Conference on the Future of Europe: MEPs start preparing Parliament’s positions 

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MEPs to discuss a joint statement with national parliamentarians expected to be endorsed in the coming weeks, and assess the status of the Conference.

Parliament’s 108-strong delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe will meet to discuss:

  • the state of play in the Plenary Working Groups;
  • a proposed joint statement between the delegations to the Conference Plenary of the European Parliament and national parliaments; and
  • the follow-up of the Conference.

When: Wednesday 16 March 2022, 13:45 - 15:45

Where: SPINELLI building, room 1G3, with remote participation.


A joint statement of the two parliamentary delegations to the Plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe is being prepared by MEPs and member state MPs, the latter under the leadership of representatives from the French National Assembly and Senate. It is expected to comprise a set of common positions on key areas of the Conference’s work.

The exchange will also revolve around the follow up of the outcomes of the Conference, which is approaching its conclusion. Parliament’s delegation is aiming for an ambitious outcome, by turning the recommendations of citizens into strong proposals that will take into account the latest threats to European democracy, peace, and security. Several MEPs have put forward the idea of a Convention to revise the EU Treaties as a successor to the Conference.


The meeting agenda is available here. You can follow the exchange live on Parliament’s Multimedia Centre.

Background

Following the 4th session of its Plenary, the Conference on the Future of Europe has entered its final phase. At its next meeting on 25 - 26 March, the Plenary will start preparing its proposals, which will be based on recommendations from both national and European Citizens' Panels, input gathered from the Multilingual Digital Platform, and debates in the Conference Plenary and its working groups. The exchanges and proposals will be grouped thematically.


Information on COVID-19 precautions

Accredited journalists wishing to attend the meeting in person can do so. As of 14 March, some preventive measures have been lifted but all people entering Parliament’s buildings are still requested to present a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate, including journalists. Both digital and paper formats of the EU Digital COVID Certificate or of a recognised equivalent certificate will be accepted. Proof of a negative result of a PCR test carried out within the last 48 hours in Belgium, Luxembourg or France will also be accepted. Please note that the compulsory wearing of a medical face mask remains in place.