Basing the #EU’s legitimacy on its capacity to deliver is no longer enough. We need to strengthen its input legitimacy, and that is why creating a permanent participatory mechanism is so important.
Some of my remarks at last week’s @reconnectEU final conference 👇
Here is our @reconnectEU Report addressed to the European Parliament and the Commission on policy recommendations and on Treaty changes and amendments to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
In brighter news, I consider myself lucky to work with awesome, whip-smart colleagues such as @alicedonald & @JoelleGrogan whose Handbook of #Law & #COVID19 Pandemic will be out in May
(if this doesn't get me an inspection copy I don't know what will)
Interesting panel discussion by @reconnectEU yesterday!
Citizens' trust & participation is at the center of our work at Political Festival of Europe, Europe's newest democracy festival. Come join us & have your voice heard👉 pfoe.org#PFOE2022#europeandemocracy
It has been under a pleasure to meet you all again, dear @reconnectEU colleagues, albeit still virtually (I’m the little head at the top right of the screen) because of my flu! Hope to see you all in person soon! 😃#H2020
The Conference on the Future of Europe is about defining democracy’s future -both in and among Member States and beyond - at a time many EU citizens no longer believe in #democracy - says Herman van Rompuy @reconnectEU#cofoe