Debates on the Future of Europe
The FMA decided to accompany the start and the holding of the Conference on the Future of Europe, involving former MEPs, its partners, civil society representatives and stakeholders in the discussions supporting a bottom-up, transparent, and participatory approach promoted by the European Parliament.
The Conference on the Future of Europe is a proposal of the European Commission and the European Parliament, announced in 2019, with the aim of looking at the medium to long term future of the EU and what reforms should be made to its policies and institutions.
40 years of European Parliament direct elections
Since 1979, the political and institutional relevance of the European Parliament has progressively and decisively grown. In the last decades, the EP managed to establish itself as a keystone of the European Union’s policy-making process, increasingly acquiring legislative, supervisory, and budgetary responsibilities.
In cooperation with the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) and the European University Institute (EUI), the FMA organised a series of High-Level events focussed on this remarkable anniversary of democracy.
In cooperation with the the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the European Parliament’s in-house research service and think tank, the Association organised events inspired by its research work, involving former MEPs in panels and open debates.