#TheFutureIsYours Strengthening European democracy
The Future is in our hands: Contribution to the Conference on the Future of Europe
While big corporations and lobby groups enjoy access and
influence upon global institutions and international decision
makers, it is rare that citizens and NGOs are given the
opportunity to speak up – and more importantly to be heard – in
Social movements, minority groups and stateless nations are often at the periphery of the centres of power.
The Conference on the Future of Europe offers a slim chance
for those voices to be heard.
That’s why we want to bring together community leaders, academics, human right advocates from places like the Basque
Country, Catalonia, Scotland, Wales, Corsica, Cornwall, Ireland or
Flanders to raise issues often neglected.
We want to pay special attention to cultural and linguistic diversity and how to promote Europe’s minoritised languages.
We want to work towards improving our democracy and ensuring all voices are heard, as well as developing institutional systems to implement the right of self-determination at EU level.
We want to outline a Europe of tomorrow that recognises all voices and that supports peaceful and democratic conflict resolution efforts.
The floor is yours: come join us for this debate and let’s take the future of Europe into our hands.
Spaces Building – Rue Belliard 40, Brussels 1040, Belgium
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