For the first time in the history of the EU, the European Commission will convene a citizens' panel to prepare a public consultation on the future of Europe.
On 5-6 May, a group of 80 Europeans will come to Brussels from 27 Member States, and work together to draft a 12-question online consultation. This unique exercise in participative democracy will see citizens shaping the conversation on the future of Europe ahead of the European Parliament elections in May 2019.
On 9 May, Europe Day, the European Commission will launch in all EU languages the online public consultation co-created by the citizens' panel. The European Commission will inform Member States on the results from the first six months of the consultation at the December European Council, and will present a final report at the first EU27 Summit in Sibiu, Romania, on 9 May 2019.