The mission of Europe’s People’s Forum (EPF) is to strengthen European democracy by serving as a permanent platform where people in all Member States are engaged to discuss and develop their visions for European policies that reflect the needs of the people.
Every year two themes will be agreed between Europe's People's Forum and its European partners.
Debate About Europe is not Enough - Action is Urgently Needed
Citizens must act and influence the future of Europe that is pressured, both internally and internationally.
An increasing part of European citizens see to the European Union as a way out of these difficulties. But the majority of citizens demand influence and a possibility to engage actively. Several Eurobarometer surveys show that only 43 % find that their voice counts in EU, and only 47 % find that democracy is satisfying in EU. As low as 36 % have trust in the European institutions.
These are the challenges that Europe’s People’s Forum was set up to address with its partner Danish Board of Technology Foundation. By giving every single person in the 27 countries a voice and a possibility to influence the future of EU, its policies, its institutions and its member states, Europe's People's Forum aims to transform EU into a better Europe based on solidarity and an active engagement of its citizens. The citizens from all 27 countries should be encouraged to vote and be directly engaged in formulating their own policy solutions that answer their own concerns and are listened to by the European Commission and the European Parliament as well as the national parliaments. This is the Europe we in Europe's People's Forum want to build together.
Together with Danish Confederation of Trade Unions, the Confederation of Danish Industry, New Europe, the European Movement, Forum for International Cooperation, Democratic Europe Organisation, Socialist Adult Education Association, Europe Direct Bornholm, and Inventio Group, the Danish Board of Technology and the Europe’s People’s Forum have proposed the Danish Parliament to carry out a Danish Democratic Forum on Danish priorities for the future of the EU
On our EUROPEAN MEDIA MONITOR page, you can find uncensored all the latest articles that have been published in 4000 online media and cover the themes that EPF currently works with in its peoples’ debates, its Think Tanks’ Thoughts and its Glimpses of Europe.
EMM also offers you all coverage of activities from the many organisations registered with Europe’s People’s Forum, dealing with citizens and democracy.
GLIMPSES OF EUROPE
Glimpses of Europe offers you information about exciting new initiatives and organisations, about events you might not have heard about and about new policy visions, which all prioritise to involve citizens in improving democracy at European and national level. Some fact sheets are written by the Europe’s People’s Forum and others are provided by other organisations or supporters. We encourage all to be as factual and balanced as possible and look forward to your contributions. more...
THINK THANKS' THOUGHTS
Most analyses conducted by the numerous think thanks and researchers in Europe offers very useful insights. Europe’s People’s Forum provides an exclusive selection of articles so they may reach the audience they deserve.
It is important to ensure that the population will be behind the official Danish positions on Europe’s future in the changes for EU that can be expected in 2018, driven by Germany and France. Therefore, the Danish Democratic Forum encourages Danish citizens to give their recommendations for the future. The proposed democratic forum will have three full day meetings allowing citizens first online and in regional media to discuss their visions for the future EU
The partner organisations help engage the wider population in the online discussions and can present their own proposals, before the citizens in the meetings agree on recommendations for the future EU. In a conference in the Danish Parliament the recommendations from the citizens Democratic Fora will be presented and discussed by the politicians before formulation of the Danish positions to the future of EU.
Danish Democratic Forum
Europe's People's Forum is part of the project JOINT CITIZENS’ FORCES – COMMON EUROPEAN FUTURE (JOCICEF), co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union and under the auspices of the President of the European Parliament. The project aims at empowering European citizens and civil society organisations and oﬀers them a platform for structural dialogue with the EU policy- and decision-makers on the common future in a turbulent and decisive period for European integration.
Slovenian Paneuropean Movement,
Austrian Paneuropean Movement,
Paneuropean Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Hungarian Paneuropean Union
Montenegrin Paneuropean Union
Mediterranean Aﬀairs (Italy),
NATO Defense College Foundation (Italy),
Centre for European Policy Studies (Belgium), Transform – Centre for Conﬂict Engagement and Political Development (Germany),
Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (Spain), DIVERSITY (Slovakia)
Europe’s People’s Forum (Denmark/Belgium)
Planned international conferences:
Rome, Italy, February 2018 Euroscepticism and its prospects
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 2018 European enlargement process – does Euroscepticism aﬀect it?
Budapest, Hungary, October 2018 Euroscepticism – roots, challenges and prospects
Vienna, Austria, January 2019 Future of Europe – European identity and EU political landscape
DEBATE ON EUROPE
Debate on Europe has been shaped to attract the most engaged debate partners, the most innovative and well-argued proposals for the new EU and its future policies. Prepare your pen and send us your vision for new structures and functions of the European Union or new Policies that should be shaped with the European Union. Your visions will be published on this place at the website as well as at Europe's People's Forum's Facebook. Don't hesitate to send us your response whenever you disagree or have additional nuances to the exiting posts.
Former and current Ministers for Foreign and European Affairs supporting EPF
Rome Declaration supports the peoples' involvement in decision making
The Rome Declaration of the leaders of 27 member states on the 25.3.2017 pledged "to listen and respond to the concerns expressed by our citizens and will engage with our national parliaments."... "We will promote a democratic, effective and transparent decision-making process and better delivery."