Civil Society Europe calls on the co-chairs of the EU institutions to include the Civil Society Convention in the composition of the Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe by the next meeting of the Executive Board on 7 April .
The Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe in charge of steering the process met for the first time on 24 March to discuss the organisation and functioning of the Conference as well as a timetable of main activities.
Civil Society Europe welcomes the inclusion of social partners – Business Europe and the European Trade Union Confederation – as observers in the Executive Board. The EU treaties (Art. 10 and 11 TEU) provide for open, regular and transparent dialogue with representative associations and civil society. Civil Society Europe thus demands that European civil society organisations are given equal treatment.
Read the full statement here.