Citizenship dialogues on the future of Europe
The Luigi Sturzo Institute is a partner of the Citizenship Dialogues on the Future of Europe project, promoted by the IAI in cooperation with national and European foundations and think tanks, and co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Compagnia di St. Paul.
As part of the Conference on the Future of Europe, an initiative launched by the European Parliament and the Commission during 2020-2021, the project provides for the organization of three Citizenship Dialogues. The Dialogues aim to stimulate an open, inclusive and innovative debate between experts and citizens, aimed at facilitating active participation and providing food for thought on the future of the Union and on Italian priorities to combat widespread skepticism towards the EU, involving a broad spectrum of civil society including citizens, but also NGOs, businesses, universities, local authorities and the media.
In line with the four priorities of the European Strategic Agenda 2019-2024 (protecting citizens and freedoms, developing a strong and vibrant economic base, building a climate-neutral, green and fair Europe and promoting European interests and values on the global scene), the Dialogues aim to focus on the following macro-themes:
- European legitimacy and the role of the institutions in relaunching the involvement of citizens in the process of European integration;
- Differentiated integration and common challenges: economic governance (also in the face of the economic crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic), climate, migration, rule of law;
- Relaunch of the European project and the principle of solidarity in the post-Brexit and post-COVID-19 era;
- European foreign policy and the role of the EU in the global arena with a specific focus on the Mediterranean and transatlantic relations.
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