EPF has suggested a permanent mechanism for citizens’ participation in EU and relevant associated countries. The European Parliament supports the initiative, and the European Commission’s Vice President Suica stresses that the proposed Center for European Citizens’ Democracy goes in the direction set by the citizens and will contribute to the democratic ecosystem. Our focus must be on developing an ecosystem of democratic innovation and of citizens engagement and participation in democracy.
Full video with Keynote Speeches from the EPF General Assembly:
- EC Vice President Dubravka Suica (22:35) -President for EESC Christa Schweng (12:35) and
-former Chair of the Danish Parliament and UN General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft (5:17).
The presidents of the European Economic and Social Committee and of the Europe’s People’s Forum assess the Conference on the Future of Europe and concludes that it is time for European governments to dare more democracy, and to fully use the best available mechanisms and methodologies to give citizens a voice between elections.
EPF discussed followup to Conference on Future of Europe, launched the Center for European Citizens’ Democracy and elected new board members.
New article by Alexander Viehmeier
This methodology has been gradually developed after EPF's talks with the EP, the EC and the Council and in collaboration with the Danish Board of Technology. The latest EPF methodology has also been reviewed by our methodology advisory board before being published.
Austria: KAIROS |Belgium: Particitiz, DemSoc https://www.demsoc.org |Bulgaria: Applied Research and Communications Fund | Croatia: Odraz, Zagreb University |Cyprus: |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: DEMOS Helsinki |France: Missions Publiques, Parlement & Citoyens Make.org Centre international de formation Européen - CIFE |Germany: NEXUS Institute & Technical University Berlin Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie - KIT
|Luxembourg: |Malta: University of Malta |Netherlands: University of Twente Wageningen Economic Research |Portugal: Forum dos Cidadãos |Romania: Asociatia Institutul de Prospecti |Slovakia Slovak Academy of Sciences |Slovenia: Institute for Electronic Participation INePA |Spain: Deliberativa https://deliberativa.org Sweden: www.Digidemlab.org
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.