Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

This weekend, randomly selected Europeans will continue deliberations on the key subjects of climate change, environment and health in a European Citizens’ Panel of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

On 7-9 January, some 200 citizens from all Member States, of varying ages and diverse backgrounds will meet to finalise their recommendations for the future of Europe in the European Citizens’ Panel on Climate change, environment / Health.

The third session of the Panel will take place at the campus of the College of Europe in Natolin (Warsaw, Poland) and its plenary meetings on Friday and Sunday at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. The meeting will be held in full respect of applicable health measures, with the possibility for participants who are not able to travel to connect remotely.

Panellists will build on the work of their previous sessions – in Strasbourg on 1-3 October and online on 19-21 November, which focused on the following topics: better ways of living; protecting our environment and our health; redirecting our economy and consumption; sustainable society; and caring for all. Now, they will draft and adopt their recommendations which will be presented and discussed at the next Conference Plenary meeting planned for 21-22 January 2022.

Four European Citizens’ Panels are organised in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe. From these, 80 representatives – of which at least one third is aged between 16 and 25 years – participate in the Conference Plenaries, to present the outcomes of their respective Panel discussions.

The European Citizens’ Panel on ‘European democracy/Values and rights, rule of law, security’ already delivered its recommendations during the meeting in Florence in December 2021.

Two further Panels will take place in early 2022 in Maastricht (on ‘EU in the world/Migration’) and in Dublin (on ‘A stronger economy, social justice and jobs/Education, culture, youth and sport/Digital transformation’).

The Friday and Sunday morning sessions of the upcoming European Citizens’ Panel will be live-streamed on the Conference’s Multilingual Digital Platform. All Europeans can continue to share their ideas on how to shape our common future on the Platform. The latest overview and analysis of the contributions are available in the third interim report.