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  • 16/03/2021

Spain raises new issues in the EU ahead of the Conference on the Future of Europe

Spain’s proposals for debate at the Conference are: the development of European citizenship; paying attention to the specific characteristics of regions suffering from disadvantages such as insularity or depopulation; greater participation of cities in the European project; and paying particular attention to sport

Spain’s proposals for debate at the Conference are: the development of European citizenship; paying attention to the specific characteristics of regions suffering from disadvantages such as insularity or depopulation; greater participation of cities in the European project; and paying particular attention to sport.

The Conference will begin in the spring, and will constitute a joint reflection on the challenges for the future of the EU between the European institutions, the Member States, different public administrations, parliaments, and civil society. González-Barba has proposed additional topics to be debated at the Conference on the Future of Europe, due to their potential interest for citizens and civil society. The aim is to achieve tangible outcomes with a real impact on the daily lives of the EU’s citizens.

Therefore, in addition to the content of the EU Council’s Strategic Agenda for 2019-2024 and the Commission’s 2019-2024 Political Guidelines, four areas are of particular interest to Spain:
 
• The development of European citizenship, expanding and strengthening the rights of all Europeans.
 
• Greater recognition of the serious and persistent natural or geographical disadvantages faced by some of the regions identified in article 174 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, as is the case of populated islands, very low population density areas and cross-border and mountain territories. This would foster a more balanced development in the EU as a whole, and would address problems such as the demographic challenge.
 
• The enhancement of cities’ participation in the EU project with a view to promoting the twofold green and digital transition, and ensuring social integration and inclusion.
 
• Greater attention to sport in the construction of Europe to strengthen common ties.

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