Dear friends

Many of you have reacted to the twelve proposals I have made for Europe, either by asking how to support them or by criticising some of them. The right place to do so is not my blog itself but the framework defined for the Conference on the Future of Europe, with the website

The Conference on the Future of Europe was supposed to give a large place to the proposals coming from the citizens; it was even planned to have many citizens' panels allowing the citizens themselves, at different levels, to debate among themselves about "the Europe they want" The delays in launching the Conference, due to the conflict between the Commission, the Council and the Parliament over its management, the reluctance of many governments to engage in deliberative democracy and, above all, the Covid pandemic, have undermined this desire.

What remains is a web site where proposals can be formulated and where people can express their support or rejection of certain proposals. Those that receive broad support are more likely to attract the attention of the European institutions. It is a window of opportunity; it is not very wide, the way proposals are forced into predefined categories is very narrow... but it is better than nothing.

So get involved in shaping the future European project. It's now!

You can register on the site to formulate your own proposals. You can also react to the hundreds of proposals already on the site. My twelve proposals are included. You can easily agree or disagree with them, add your own comments. Just click on their web link. Here is a list of these links:

1. Building a European people's consciousness through a citizen-based process__

2. European multi-level governance training and training cycle for national officials

3. A European network of thematic centres for the exchange of experience

4 A European factory of territorial transitions and a European training programme for elected representatives and managers of local authorities

5 Support for the establishment of Territorial Economic Agencies in all European territories

6. The European Charter of Human Responsibilities and the extension of the competence of the European Court of Human Rights

7. Fighting global warming: the introduction of individual carbon accounts at European level

8. Sustainable finance and the social contract

9. The European Union's contribution to the emergence of a global community of destiny through the organisation of dialogue between societies

10. The European Union, promoter of an international law of responsibility

11. Education reform: preparing young Europeans for the challenges ahead

12. A new social contract between university and society