Dublin, 10 May 2022: European Movement Ireland has called for a European Convention as a follow up to the Conference on the Future of Europe which came to a conclusion in Strasbourg yesterday (Monday).
Noelle O Connell, CEO of EM Ireland said,
“Now the Conference on the Future of Europe has finalised its recommendations, the time has come put the citizens’ proposals into action. We need to ensure that the strong recommendations coming from both the European citizens’ panels and the working groups are followed by tangible, implementable proposals that deliver on the issues raised. They cannot be allowed to gather dust in some report on a shelf.
“The constructive dialogue between citizens, institutions, organised civil society, social partners and local and regional governments must continue. This conference cannot be judged on process – it must be judged on outcomes and concrete results. A European Convention is the best way to generate those results.”
European Movement Ireland was centrally involved in carrying out national Conference on the Future of Europe events in Ireland with the goal of creating a set of proposals which accurately reflect the opportunities and challenges for the EU identified by people living in Ireland. Online and town hall meetings were held across Ireland in which participants discussed issues, generated ideas and agreed proposals.
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- About European Movement Ireland: Founded in 1954, European Movement (EM) Ireland is the longest established Irish NGO working on European affairs. An independent, not-for-profit, membership organisation, EM Ireland works to develop the connection between Ireland and the European Union. We facilitate links between all sectors of Irish society and the EU, through advocacy campaigns, education programmes, training courses, information briefings and networking events. For more information, visit europeanmovement.ie.
- Following an open call, EM Ireland CEO Noelle O Connell was selected as Ireland’s National Citizen Representative to the Conference on the Future of Europe representing and inputting the views of the people of Ireland into the process for the duration of the Conference.