European Citizens' Panels
The Panel “Stronger economy, social justice and jobs / youth, sport, culture and education / digital transformation” addresses the future of our economy and jobs, especially after the pandemic, paying due attention to the related issues of social justice. It will also tackle the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation - one of the biggest future-oriented topics under debate. The Panel will also deal with the future of Europe in the areas of youth, sport, culture and education.
The Panel “European democracy/values, rights, rule of law, security” addresses topics related to democracy, such as elections, participation outside election periods, perceived distance between people and their elected representatives, media freedom and disinformation. The Panel also addresses issues related to fundamental rights and values, the rule of law and the fight against all forms of discrimination. At the same time, the panel deals with the internal security of the EU, such as protection of Europeans from acts of terrorism and other crimes.
The Panel “Climate change, environment / health” is related to the effects of climate change, environmental issues and new health challenges for the European Union. These topics also relate to the EU's objectives and strategies such as agriculture, transport and mobility, energy and the transition to post-carbon societies, research, healthcare systems, responses to health crises, prevention and healthy lifestyles.
The Panel “EU in the world / migration” discusses the role of the EU in the world, including objectives and strategies for the EU’s security; defence; trade policy; humanitarian aid and development cooperation; foreign policy, and neighbourhood policy & enlarging the EU. It is also related to how the EU should deal with migration.