First Plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe

On 19 June, SOLIDAR participated in the long-awaited first session of the Plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe together with four fellow delegates from the Civil Society Convention. Following the intense and constructive mobilisation of 80 European networks and platforms that co-signed the Joint Declaration, and building upon the first round of meetings of its thematic clusters and of the plenary, the Convention has voiced its members’ asks, hopes and concerns with regards to the process. 

SOLIDAR's intervention focused on the need for the Conference to “bring real change and concrete outcomes in order to help rebuild trust in people's power to have a say individually and collectively on the political choices and the policies that affect our lives.” The Civil Society Convention expressed their willingness to make the Conference “the EU’s opportunity to act upon what the people of Europe demand for the truly Just Transition, to tackle the persisting inequalities and to address the intersection of discriminations that prevent too many from enjoying all rights and possibilities”.

Listen to the statement of Alexandrina Najmowicz of the Europan Civic Forum, as Civil Society representative at the First Plenary.

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