History and Policies of the European Union
Fabio Di Nunno is currently teaching assistant in History and Policies of the European Union, at the University of International Studies of Rome (UNINT), journalist at Città Nuova and contributor to the “Annali” of the Italian Institute for Historical Studies. He holds a PhD in History of International Relations at “Sapienza” University of Rome, after a master in European Political and Administrative Studies at College of Europe of Bruges and a degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”.
The paper outlines a vision of the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) from various perspectives and sets out proposals regarding how it should develop in order to contribute to making the EU more democratic. First, the paper discusses further steps the Conference should take towards bridging the gap between EU and national politics.
Second, the paper analyses previous initiatives of treaty reforms which may be incorporated into the Conference on the Future of Europe. Third, the paper lays out the visions of Europe in a half-century’s time among EU Commission officials. Last, the paper discusses citizens’ involvement in shaping EU future through a broader process of European deliberative democracy, and how the CoFoE could advance such a perspective.
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Citizens’ Europe - An institutional turn for an ever-democratic union?
Political Mentor: S&D MEP Domènec Ruiz Devesa
Academic Mentor: Michael Holms, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Liverpool Hope University