Puzzle with a European flag

Taking stock – Citizens´ dialogues on the future of Europe

How do Greek citizens want to enhance the sustainability of tourism together with their European neighbours? What are the shared priorities of citizens of Pforzheim in Germany and Györ-Moson-Sopron in Hungary when it comes to European values and democracy? What support do citizens from EU border regions want—for example in Lower Silesia, Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic? 

In our live discussion “From local to European – success stories and the main findings from local, cross-border and transnational citizens´ dialogues” we will reflect the common project “From local to European” together with the Committee of the Regions.  

Contact Person:

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Anna Renkamp
Senior Project Manager
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Dr. Christian Huesmann
Senior Project Manager


After nearly one year of supporting local, regional and transnational citizens’ dialogues in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe, the time has come to look back on the project. 23 partner projects with 38 citizens´ dialogues and nearly 2.000 citizens in 20 countries participated in our common project “From local to European” resulting in 400 citizens´ ideas and proposals for the future of Europe!

We are going to talk about the main outcomes of the project and have an exchange with politicians on the future of citizens´ dialogues beyond the Conference on the Future of Europe. For more details, please consult the agenda. 

Please register for the event via this link. 

The session will be held in English and broadcasted here


You can download the German version of the full evaluation report "Europa ganz nah" and the English version "Europe Close Up" below. A French draft version is available, the full evaluation report will follow soon.

About the project 

The project "From local to European" is a cooperation between the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the project “Democracy and Participation in Europe” at the Bertelsmann Foundation. We have worked on giving European citizens a voice in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe. The Bertelsmann Stiftung has contributed its expertise in citizens´ participation to train administrative and political actors in innovative methods and quality principles for (digital) citizens' dialogues. The CoR supported the project partners in the concrete implementation of their dialogues, for example, by commissioning moderators and providing technical infrastructure. 

The Conference on the Future of Europe is the first of its kind, a Europe-wide experiment in democracy. It initiates citizen-driven debates and discussion series in which people from all over Europe can share their ideas and help shape the common future.