Policy Paper: Recommendations for the Conference on the Future of Europe

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In the Joint Decla­ration, the EU insti­tu­tions settle key points concerning the “Conference on the Future of Europe” (CoFoE). However, on a number of important aspects, they could not reach agreement. Therefore, and due to the too limited timeframe of just one year, making the CoFoE a success remains a huge challenge. In his policy paper for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s EU Office in Brussels, Julian Plottka discusses the tasks ahead to turn the CoFoE into a ground-breaking exper­iment of transna­tional delib­er­ative democracy. Especially involving the Councils in EU-level delib­er­ative democracy could prove to be a major step forward.