In several Eurobarometer surveys more than 40% of the EU-population finds that they have no say and that democracy is weak in Europe.
EPF aims to strengthen democracy in EU and its member states by turning the traditional European policy process on its head. Through deliberative dialogues and a wide range of tools EPF seeks to let the people formulate visions and policy proposals across the 27 member states.
We advocate for the citizens to ensure that they are seriously considered by the European institutions or by the local authorities, national parliaments and governments. It is the ambition that the forum will constitute Europe’s people’s counterpart to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The aim of Europe’s People’s Forum is to strengthen European democracy at all levels at and between the voting days. By engaging the people and media in a development of policies and visions for the future EU or for the future of regional and national communities the EPF seeks to better align future EU political strategies with the populations’ priorities.
The Europe’s People’s Forum (EPF) is an international non-profit organisation registered in Denmark, with 35 professional facilitating organisations and more than 50 civil society organisations from the 27 EU member states.
Roger Casale (UK) – CEO New Europeans, former MP in UK.
MEMBER & SECRETARY GENERAL
Bent Nørby Bonde (BE) – Director Media Progress, Former director Baltic Media Centre, and TV 2 Bornholm
Manuel Arriaga (PT), Fórum dos Cidadãos co-founder, co-founder Democracy R&D, Currently Faculty of New York University
Stephen Boucher (FR), man. CEO of think-and-do-tank Dreamocracy, former director Foundation Euractiv#media4EU and CEO and Editor in Chief ConsoGlobe, visiting professor Science Po, European Studies. E-mail email@example.com
Christiane Dienel*, Proff. Dr. (DE) Director Nexus-Institute, former State Secretary Ministry of Health etc., consultant for EU in State Chancellery of Brandenburg, President HAWK Hochschule etc.
Elizabeth Phocas*, (GR) Director of Operations, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (Eliamep)
Steen Illeborg (BE), Secretary General Europeans Throughout the World, former Director, Committee of the Regions, Assistant Director Association of Danish Regions
Lidija Pavić-Rogošić*, (HR) Director of Odraz Sustainable Community Development since 2001, member of EESC, group III, former member of governing board HMRR
Verena Ringler (AT) - Director European Commons, former Head of the Europe Cluster, Stiftung Mercator, former Associate Editor, Foreign Policy magazine, Winner of an EU Young Journalist Award.
*from 1. May 2021