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Experience participatory democracy in your class with the Conference on the future of Europe

How should I do that?

Follow the steps below. You will find more details in the “Conference tool kit”, as well as   useful links in the box below:

  1. Choose a specific topic for discussion from the different themes identified on the multilingual digital Platform. This can be done collectively in the class.
  2. To dig into some specific topics and prepare your students for the discussion, you may want to use some of the material available on the Learning Corner.
  3. Decide whether you want to involve one or several classes, in one or several schools (think of twinned schools for pan-European debates) and reach out to them to prepare the discussion.
  4. Decide whether the exercise should be organised in person, virtually, or in a hybrid format.
  5. Agree on the official ‘event organiser’, i.e. the person – presumably a teacher – who will also register and report on the event directly on the Platform.
  6. Host your open discussion in your choice of format.
  7. Build a discussion that ends with concrete ideas and proposals. Please check the “guide for making your event more inclusive” to make sure participation is wide-ranging and quality-driven.
  8. Upload your ideas and proposals on the Conference online Platform (event reporting). This would be the responsibility of the event organiser (see the “website guide for event organisers”).

Do not hesitate to ask for help from your local Europe Direct centre to help you through the process.

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… and contact the nearest Europe Direct Centre for guidance.