Ireland and the Conference on the Future of Europe

📅 2.00pm (Irish Time) / 3.00pm (CET)  | Monday, 13 December 2021 | Online

The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in co-operation with European Movement Ireland, organised an online event, ‘Ireland and the Conference on the Future of Europe’.

The Conference on the Future of Europe is an unprecedented, open and inclusive democratic exercise. It was launched on Europe Day, 9 May 2021, with the aim of creating a forum where everyone has the opportunity to contribute their ideas and priorities for the Europe of tomorrow. Across all 27 member states, citizens are taking part in locally organised events and debates, and sharing their outcomes and ideas on the EU’s multilingual digital platform.

This event outlined the progress of the Conference to date and how citizens can take part in the process. It heard the Irish perspective and how we have engaged in the debate so far.
The Conference will continue into 2022 so audience members are encouraged to continue to submit their events and ideas on the Conference online platform – here

More information on the Conference on the Future of Europe can be found here.


Senator Lisa Chambers, Deputy Leader Seanad Éireann and Spokesperson on European and Foreign Affairs
Emily O Reilly, European Ombudsman
Noelle O Connell, Ireland’s National Citizen Representative on Conference on the Future of Europe

Moderator: Barbara Nolan, Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland

The event took the format of a panel discussion followed by a Q&A with participants. Participants were invited to submit their questions by email, including in advance, to

Please engage on social media using #CoFoE #FutureisYours