#TheFutureIsYours Transversal and cross-cutting issues
My Europe to me — citizens have the floor
Event report available
In the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe, the Europe Direct Centres of the Pays de la Loire region come together again to offer you an exchange on the European Union, its future, its strengths, its weaknesses and the challenges it faces. On Thursday 17 June at 18: 30 we invite you to exchange views on tomorrow’s Europe. Speakers from civil society or from various organisations will speak on 4 areas where the European Union has delegations of competence. Through their testimonies, speakers will share their questions and thoughts... in order to discuss with the participants the future of these European topics. With this new digital format, we will interact with participants via participatory time. We really want to know your opinion or position on how Europe should act in our areas of honour, namely: youth, culture, social affairs and agriculture. The participatory dialogue will take place on the “Zoom” videoconference platform. To log in, just follow the link we will send to you later. To register, please complete the incsription form below.
Event reportReport of the participatory dialogue "My Europe: Citizens have the word " – June 17, 2021 1. Event Type: Participatory dialogue on four themes (agriculture, social, youth and culture) with professionals from each of the four areas. The audience had the opportunity to share ideas through the interactive Jamboard tool. 2. Participants: 28. 3. Ideas and suggestions: Theme 1: Agriculture and the environment The future of Europe seen by a farmer: Europe should be made a community of men and women in connection with the living and not just the human. Strengthen the connection of the living world with reality, humus, plant, animal, atmosphere rather than the virtual one. Proposals: To encourage citizens to focus on short circuits, local and plant food: By giving priority to local and quality food, this helps to promote the rural fabric, facilities, and thus life in the countryside, schools and public services. Consumer choices also impact food policy, which itself affects the climate. The more we have a local and vegetable diet, the more we will focus on living well-being. To direct CAP aid towards ecological compensation: Implement in practice the “farm-to-plate” strategy proposed by the European Commission in the framework of the Green Pact in May 2020 (more short circuits, fewer pesticides, better water and air quality, etc.) by directing CAP aid towards ecological compensation. Link aid to modes of agriculture rather than to the area under cultivation. Support farmers practicing organic: Establish coherence between ecological ambitions and aid, both at European and national level. It was noted that proximity bio was as financially accessible to consumers as non-bio products from long circuits. Theme 2: Social Proposals: Simplify the administrative procedure of the European Fund for Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) in Europe and France: European aid can be substantial, accounting for about 10 % of the products collected in the Food Banks thanks to the EFAD, which allows for grants, on file deposits. The procedure is very complicated, with administrative rules binding and complex on both the EU and France’s side. These procedures are too deterrent and should be made more accessible. — Align up labour legislation in the European Union. The idea of a European minimum wage was raised. Ensure that everyone has access to lifelong continuing education. Put in place mechanisms to effectively combat fraud with European aid. To set up social integration projects between farmers and social actors, for example working in food banks. Theme 3: Youth The future of Europe seen by a young woman returning from ESC: The following should be: Increase the participation of young people in public and democratic life (elections in particular). To ensure that they are more present in the European institutions in the key places of the European Union. Making international mobility a standard, not an exception, and that all young people are invited to participate in mobility programmes. Proposals: — Allow more places for young people in the European institutions – To propose international mobility as an orientation option – Removing obstacles to the mobility of apprentices with Erasmus± Promote and promote mobility as this would make young people feel more European: As a result, we would see more vote, more involvement of young people in European political life... Theme 4: Culture Proposals: — Defend culture by considering it as an essential asset – To highlight works (film and other) that disseminate and promote Europe’s values (in particular human rights) Other proposals by the participants on the functioning of the EU: — Bringing Europe closer to citizens and making it less technocratic – Improving the dissemination of information about Europe in schools and the media – Ending unanimity and giving more power to the European Parliament
18:30 - 19:15
Version number 3 (of 3) see other versions
Report inappropriate content
Is this content inappropriate?