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The German-Baltic Youth Conference as part of the EU's Conference on the Future of Europe

What is the Conference on the Future of Europe?

"The Conference on the Future of Europe is a unique and timely opportunity for European citizens to debate on Europe’s challenges and priorities. No matter where you are from or what you do, this is the place to think about what future you want for the European Union.

The European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission have committed to listen to Europeans and to follow up, within their sphere of competences, on the recommendations made.

By spring 2022, the Conference is expected to reach conclusions and provide guidance on the future of Europe."

Who can participate?

"European citizens, from all walks of life and corners of the Union, with young people playing a central role in shaping the future of the European project.

European, national, regional and local authorities, as well as civil society and other organizations who want to organize events and contribute ideas."

What role does the German-Baltic Youth Conference play in this?

The German-Baltic Youth Conference will bring together young people from different European countries who have met online since June, to discuss in four different clusters topics that are relevant for the future of Europe.

The Cluster topics are:

  • Cluster A: United or divided – Is there a way between individualism and collectivism?

Lobbyism as influential power in politics:

Communication gap between the youth and politicians:

Role of the shipping industry in battling the climate problems in the Baltic Sea:

  • Cluster B: For few or for all? – How can we ensure active participation in a digital society?

  • Cluster C: To whom shall my data belong? – Data sovereignty.

  • Cluster D: Cure or Design – What kind of genetic engineering do we want?

We want to reach policy makers with our policy papers - and that's what the EU's Conference on the Future of Europe aims to do as well.

How does it work?

The participants of the German-Baltic Youth Conference conference will be invited to submit ideas that arise during their work in the clusters to the EU conference online platform. There they can be shared and discussed with other interested citizens. The platform contributions are collected and analyzed by the EU conference organizers and serve as a basis for the European Citizens' Panels and the plenary session of the conference.

Additionally, the German-Baltic Conference will be registered as an official event on the EU Conference platform and will support a conference report after the event. Even though participation in Tallinn is by invitation only, online participation for the keynote speeches and final presentations will be possible via the live streaming at this link:


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