Transnational participatory Citizens’ Dialogue with Ann Mettler, Head of the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), European Commission
Main topic: Future of Europe.
Cross-border Citizens’ Dialogue with 120 Dutch, Belgian, French, Irish and German citizens.
During the Citizens’ Workshop 3 themes will be discussed by 4 tables each:
-Social Europe: How can we secure good jobs in a rapidly changing labour market? Do we need common social security standards? Can we fight social injustice through more solidarity within Europe? What can the EU do, what can the member states do?
-Digital Europe: How can we create new and innovative jobs? How can we provide workers with the skills needed for the digital age? How to use digital innovations for all people? What are the opportunities, what are the challenges in a digital Europe?
-Global Europe: How can Europe remain competitive amongst growing powers as China, India or Brazil? What should Europe’s role in the world look like? What is the EU’s responsibility? How do we deal with countries that do not share our values?
The Citizens’ Dialogue will be held in FR, EN, NL and DE. For the Workshop part there will be a special interpretation system with 1 or 2 interpreters per table.
During the Citizens’ Dialogue (Plenary phase) interpretation will be in the same languages with a normal simultaneous interpretation system.