The mission of Europe’s People’s Forum (EPF) is to strengthen European democracy by serving as a permanent platform where civil society and people in all Member States are engaged to discuss and develop their visions for European policies that reflect their needs.
The Council wants a broad dialogue with citizens and various other stakeholders to help guide the way ahead, contributing to a joint vision of the direction the EU should take in the next decade and beyond.
Europe’s Peoples’ Forum is an active partner in this 18 months project that has been co-financed by the Europe for Citizens programme.
New article by Alexander Viehmeier
One week ago on the 18th of March, the EP and the EC expected an agreement on a mandate for the structure, governance and engagement of citizens in the Conference. However, a week ago the Corona virus crisis already had made its impact and the Council postponed its conclusions as they did not find it realistic to have many people brought together in meetings, agora and conferences at European or local levels.
This methodology has been gradually developed after EPF's talks with the EP, the EC and the Council. The updated methodology is how we currently see a possible compromise between the wishes form the European institutions and a solid coherent methodology. The latest EPF methodology has also been reviewed by our methodology advisory board before been published.
Austria: Demokratiezentrum Wien | Belgium: Particitiz | Bulgaria: Applied Research and Communications Fund |Croatia: Odraz - Sustainable Community Development| Cyprus: KEY – Association in Culture and Youth |Czech Republic: Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic – TC CAS |Denmark: Danish Board of Technology | Estonia: Eesti People to People |Finland: Institute of Deliberative Democracy (tbc) |France: Parlement & Citoyens/Make Org (tbc) |Germany: NEXUS Institute & Technical University Berlin |Greece: Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy - ELIAMEP | Hungary: Green Dependent Intezet Nonprofit Kft |Ireland: The Institute for Future Media and Journalism |Italy: European University Institute (tbc) |Latvia: Kurzernes NVO Center |Lithuania: Global Lithuanian Leaders |Luxembourg: |Malta: University of Malta |Netherlands: Wageningen Economic Research| Portugal: Forum dos Cidadãos |Romania: Asociatia Institutul de Prospecti | Slovakia Slovak Academy of Sciences | Slovenia: Institute for Electronic Participation INePA |Sweden: Edward Andersson
Dr Jane Suiter, Director Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo).
Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel, Berlin University of Technology, Director Nexus Institute.
Professor Ph.D. Min Reuchamps, Université catholique de Louvain, Coordinator Methodology Unit G1000, Belgium.
Stephen Boucher, MA Public Administration, Founder Dreamocracy.
Bjørn Bedsted, MA Social Anthropology, Deputy Director Danish Board of Technology.”
Verena Ringler, MA Political Science, Director of European Commons, Austria.
DENMARK: Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Lene Espersen, Jeppe Kofod, Martin Lidegaard, Mogens Lykketoft, Per Stig Møller, Holger K. Nielsen. Kjeld Olesen & Villy Søvndal
FINLAND: Pär Stenbäck & Alexander Stubb.
ITALY: Sandro Gozi.
POLAND: Radosław Tomasz Sikorski.
PORTUGAL: Margarida Marquez.
THE NETHERLANDS: Laurens Jan Brinkhorst.