1st of July - For a citizens-centered Conference on the Future of Europe

What’s on the 1st of July?

CIVICO Europa, together with the Citizens Take Over Europe coalition invites citizens and civil society organisations to discuss the political urgency for the future of Europe, starting from the Recovery Fund and the reforms that the European Union needs to make through a European Citizens‘ Assembly. This will be a moment also to discuss how we can design this assembly together and make it happen

Program of the day

11:00 to 12:00: An Open Letter to Angela Merkel for a citizens-centered Conference on the Future of Europe, with Alberto Alemanno (The Good Lobby), Guillaume Klossa (CIVICO Europa) and Albena Azmanova.
Moderated by Daniela Vancic (Democracy International)

16.00 - 20.00 CET - How citizens can and should take over Europe?

- 16:00: Session 1 - What is the Europe that we want? The demands for a citizens-centred Conference on the Future of Europe, with interventions from Neus Pociello (Feminist Europe Platform), Karen Taylor (European Network Against Racism - ENAR / Each One Teach One (EOTO) e.V.), Marco Cappato (Eumans / Stop Global Warming .Eu), Leonie Martin (Young European Federalists [JEF]) and Vladan Lausevic (Unconditional Basic Income Europe)
Moderation: Martin Pairet (European Alternatives)

- 17:00: Session 2 - Designing a European Citizens’ Assembly for the Future of Europe, with Léonard Cato (G1000 - Doing democracy better), Marcin Gerwin (CitizensAssemblies.org), Carsten Berg (The ECI Initiative) and Philipp Verpoort (Sortition Foundation)
Moderation: Lorenzo Mineo (Eumans) and Michele Fiorillo (CIVICO Europa)

- 18:30 Session 3 - A roadmap for Citizens Take Over Europe, with Prof Kalypso Nikolaidis (University of Oxford), Maarten de Groot (European Citizens' Initiative (ECI)) and Prof Claudio Radaelli (UCL European Institute)
Moderation: Niccolo Milanese (European Alternatives) and Virginia Fiume (Eumans)

**The sessions will be broadcasted online on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/9797884737?pwd=dkFOUmptVjYvVEVvUDlwSVJCSjZndz09**

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