European politics

EU Future Conference not without youth structures

MEP Gaby Bischoff was a guest at the meeting of our working group on European youth policy and reported on the conference on the future of the EU. In the following exchange we clarified the role of youth structures.

Gaby Bischoff, Member of the European Parliament, reported on the current state of the Conference on the future of the European Union at the meeting of our working group on European youth policy. The conference will start on 9 May 2020 with the aim of giving a new impetus to European democracy. The participation of EU citizens in the conference process from the very beginning and the active use of digital participation opportunities should enable more inclusive, transparent and open debates in the European Union's actions.

In the subsequent exchange, the members of the working group regretted that European and national youth structures are likely to be insufficiently involved in the conference process. Our president Tobi Köck and our board member Marius Schlageter made it clear that youth structures such as the German Federal Youth Council and the European Youth Forum must not be excluded from important EU processes, including the Conference on the Future of the EU.

Besides Gaby Bischoff, the two EU youth representatives in the EU Youth Dialogue, Clara Drammeh and Anna-Sophie Kloppe, were also guests.

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