Delegation of Estonian parlt to attend plenary session of Conference on Future of Europe

  • 2022-03-25
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - A delegation of the Estonian parliament is to take part in the plenary session of the Conference on the Future of Europe, parliamentary spokespeople said.

Members of the European Union affairs committee of the Riigikogu Oudekki Loone and Riina Sikkut will take part in the Conference on the Future of Europe taking place on Friday and Saturday in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Chairman of the EU affairs committee Siim Kallas and member of the committee Anti Poolamets will participate remotely.

On Friday, discussions will be held in working groups. Loone will take part in the working group on migration and Sikkut in that on digital transformation. Kallas will take part via a video link in the working group on economy and Poolamets on European democracy.  The working groups will discuss the proposals based on the recommendations of the citizens and formulate proposals for the debates at the conference plenary.

On Saturday, meetings of the plenary session will be held, where thematic debates on stronger economy, social justice and jobs; education, culture, youth and sport; digital transformation; European democracy, values and rights, rule of law and security; climate change and the environment; health; EU in the world and migration take place. At the meeting on digital transformation, Sikkut will deliver a report with the representatives of citizens. She will also give an overview of the discussions in her working group and present the first draft of proposals.

The Conference on the Future of Europe is a citizens-led series of debates and discussions that enable people from across Europe to share their ideas and help shape our common future. This takes place on a multilingual digital platform where every European citizen can share their ideas through national as well as European citizens' panels.

The conclusions of the discussions are explored at the plenary session of the conference. The conference as a public forum offers an opportunity to engage in an open, inclusive, and transparent discussion with the citizens on a variety of priorities and problems.