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CONFERENCE CONVERSATIONS #6: Beyond the Brussels bubble: What role do member states play in the Conference on the future of Europe?"

Is the Conference seen by national governments and stakeholders as a useful opportunity to pursue an agenda of change for Europe? These and other questions discussed Catherine Day, Chair of the Irish Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality, and Lykke Friis, Director of Think Tank Europa in Denmark with the audience.

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What initiatives are being taken to stimulate domestic citizens’ debate and how can they contribute to the overall information about and running of the Conference? Do national experiences in participatory democracy play a role and how can the Conference profit from them? What role will national representatives play in the context of the Conference Plenary? What are the fundamental issues the Conference should address and national expectations in terms of delivery and outcomes? 

Have a look at the video , how our panel of speakers 

Catherine Day, Chair of the Irish Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality, Former Secretary General of the European Commission
Lykke Friis, Director, Think Tank Europa, Denmark
Dominik Hierlemann, Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Georg Riekeles, Associate Director, European Policy Centre

discussed this questions in our 6th Conference Conversation. 

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