Charter for citizens and event organisers participating in the
CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
I will contribute to the debate and deliberations on the priorities for our common future, together with citizens from all backgrounds, walks of life and all corners of the European Union.
As a participant in the Conference, I commit to:
- Respect our European values, as set in Art. 2 of the Treaty on the European Union: human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities, which is part of what it means to be European and to engage respectfully with each other. These values are common to all EU Member States in a society in which pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men must prevail.
- Contribute to the Conference with constructive and concrete proposals, respecting the opinions of other citizens and building Europe’s future together.
- Refrain from expressing, disseminating, or sharing content which is illegal, hateful or deliberately false or misleading. In this context, I will always refer to credible and reliable sources when I share content and information to support my ideas.
- My participation in the Conference is voluntary and I will not try to use the Conference to pursue any commercial or exclusively private interests.
As a party organising events under the umbrella of the Conference, I commit to:
- Put citizens at the centre of any event and allow them to express their voice freely.
- Promote events that are inclusive and accessible for all citizens, including by publishing the details of any event on the Conference multilingual digital platform
- Respect the principles as set out in the Joint Declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe and ensure that citizens are able to discuss the topics that matter to them.
- Encourage diversity in the debates, by actively supporting the participation of citizens from all walks of life, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic background, religion and/or level of education.
- Respect freedom of speech, giving space to competing opinions and proposals – as long as they are neither hateful nor illegal.
- Whenever possible and relevant, favour the cross-board participation of citizens and the use of different EU languages in the events.
- Guarantee full transparency. Following any event, I will report openly on debates and recommendations formulated by citizens on the Conference multilingual digital platform. I will stream and/or broadcast events, whenever possible.
- When providing participants with information on topics for debate (e.g. digital, print or audio-visual material), ensure that is accurate, reliable, accessible and has traceable references.
- Ensure compliance with EU data protection and privacy rules.
- Use only the authorised Conference visual identity for communicating the event.
Citizens and partner organisations wishing to take active part in the Conference on the Future of Europe shall abide by this Charter. The European Institutions reserve the right to remove from the platform content found to be in breach of this self-commitment, as well as to prevent or withdraw the right to use the Conference visual identity from an individual or an organisation in breach of the Conference principles.