How do citizens experience Europe today? What kind of future do they strive for? How can we achieve this goal?
To find out what issues concern citizens about the future of Europe and the future of cross-border cooperation, the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) is organizing a Six-Region Dialogue in partnership with the State of Saxony (Germany), Region Grand Est (France), Dolny Śląsk (Poland), Karlovasy Kraj and Ústecký kraj (both Czech Republic). The event takes place in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Randomly selected citizens will meet online on 10 and 11 December 2021 to discuss all European topics. The aim is to develop concepts and ideas on how to move Europe and the cross border cooperation between these regions forward. The topics the citizens want to discuss and the conclusions they will draw are entirely up to them. The event takes the advantage of the fact that all participants are from border regions, so the participants perceive Europe in a special way.
The results developed together will be uploaded to the platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe and will be presented to political representatives in Brussels.
The Virtual Citizens' Dialogue is kindly supported by the Bertelsmann Foundation and the European Committee of the Regions.
Organisers: The State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg in partnership with the Saxon State Ministry of Justice and for Democracy, European Affairs and Equality, Dolny Śląsk, Grand Est, Europe Direct Vogtland, Euregio Egrensis und Euroregion Elbe/Labe