European democracy, citizens’ participation and the role of regions and cities
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Following up on the final report on the Conference on the Future of Europe and its recommendations on a permanent European Citizens’ Assembly or Panel, this conference discussed the following questions:
• What are the lessons learned from the Conference on the Future of Europe for the link between participatory and representative democracy and citizens’ assemblies at local, regional, national and European level?
• How should we link local citizens’ assemblies to EU-level debates?
• What do regions and cities need to establish citizens’ assemblies in an EU context?
• What will the European Committee of the Regions do to put the recommendations of the Conference on the Future of Europe into practice?
Jointly organised by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung,
these questions were reflected upon with 65 invited politicians, citizens and experts from local and regional governments as well as from EU institutions and bodies.