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(22 January 2020) - Today, the Commission set out its ideas for shaping the Conference on the Future of Europe, which should be launched on Europe Day, 9 May 2020 and run for two years.

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The Communication adopted is the Commission's contribution to the already lively debate around the Conference on the Future of Europe – a project announced by President Ursula von der Leyen in her Political Guidelines, to give Europeans a greater say on what the European Union does and how it works for them.

The Conference will build on past experiences, such as citizens' dialogues, while introducing a wide range of new elements to increase outreach and strengthen ways for people to shape future EU action.

According to the Commission, the Conference will allow for “an open, inclusive, transparent and structured debate with citizens of diverse backgrounds and from all walks of life.” The Commission is committed to follow up on the outcome.

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