French EU presidency on debate

Article published on June 2, 2008
Article published on June 2, 2008
For the French EU presidency, French institutions organise a round of meetings in French cities to collect citizens’ opinion on great European bargains. In order to europeanise the debate, asks Europeans for their viewpoint; so that the French presidency should be European before anything else. The first meeting took place in Lille on May 7th.
Then will come Marseille, Lyon, La Rochelle and Nantes. All these appointments between the public and personalities, experts, European politicians aim at collecting Europeans’ reactions and expectations.

So that these initiatives will not remain confined to few conference rooms, uses its forums to extend these consultations Europe wide. Among each appointment, a chat environment will be opened to discuss corresponding topics.

Immigration policy, Europe’s defence, energy and climate package, let’s come to the babelforums ad talk with other Europeans about the priorities of the French presidency. 

Your participation will not be of no consequence as the best propositions, remarks and interrogations will be compiled and cautiously analysed by our team before being added to a report that we will issue to French authorities.

For those who would like to be fully engaged in the project and since it is firstly supposed to be participative, let’s join the team animating the forums. Ask for information here (

Jean-Sébastien Lefebvre

Translation : Sophie Helbert