2nd Conference Conversation – The Process Behind the Conference

Based on questions posed by the audience during the inaugural edition of Conference Conversations, the second edition of this interactive online talk show discussed the underlying process behind the Conference.

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Foto Dominik Hierlemann
Dr. Dominik Hierlemann
Senior Advisor

Conference Conversations

Our panel of speakers 

Daniel Freund, Member of the European Parliament 
Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Chair in International Affairs, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute
Dominik Hierlemann, Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung and 
Corina Stratulat, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

discussed key questions of the Conference, including the European Citizens’ Panels, the Conference Plenary and the multilingual digital platform, and the complex interplay between them. 

What is the possible impact of the Conference on the Future of Europe? What questions about the democratic process in the EU will be raised? What role will citizens play in the process and to what extent will they be able to determine the final outcome? How can, and should, the EU system as a whole change after the Conference? And how can we unravel the complex interplay between the European Citizens’ Panels, the Conference Plenary and the multilingual digital platform?

Find the video of the webinar here

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.