Citizens' Panel presents 23 recommendations for less food waste
The European Commission has organised a European Citizens' Panel where citizens could make suggestions on how to reduce food waste in the EU more. At the end of three weekends of consultations, the 142 citizens submitted . They aim to strengthen ongoing efforts to reduce food waste – through 23 recommendationsmore cooperation in the food value chain, promoting relevant initiatives in the food industry and supporting changes in consumer behaviour.
The recommendations of the Citizens' Panel on food waste will complement the and impact assessment that the Commission is carrying out as part of the EU initiative to revise the Waste Framework Directive with binding targets for food waste reduction. open public consultation
The reduction of waste, in particular food waste, is the subject of a legislative proposal in the , in line with the Farm to Fork strategy and the proposals of the Conference on the Future of Europe. Commission's 2023 Work Programme
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Feedback event in Brussels
On 2 December 2022, high-level representatives of the three institutions, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission, presented to citizens who participated in and European their follow-up on the Conference and its national panels and events. proposals
The programme of the follow-up event is available on the . The public sessions of the event is streamed Conference’s platform. here
The European Commission adopted a about the Conference on the future of Europe – “Putting Vision into Concrete Action” on June 17, 2022. notification
As early as June 9, 2022, the European Parliament requested the European Council in a to initiate a convention to revise the EU treaties in order to implement the results of the conference. resolution
The European Council took note of the outcome of the conference in a on June 24, 2022. The EU Institutions must ensure effective follow-up to the proposals of the conference, within their respective competences and in accordance with the treaties. conclusion
Report on the final outcome
The concluded its work. Conference on the Future of Europe
A year-long journey of the Conference on the Future of Europe brought together Europeans from across the EU. And they came up with proposals for a better EU.
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on the final outcome of the Conference, including 49 proposals and 326 measures how to achieve them, was presented to the Presidents of the three institutions on 9 May 2022. report
Some 20,000 ideas were shared on the online platform, 178 recommendations were formulated by the European Citizens' Panels.
European democracy was the topic with most contributions, followed by climate change and the environment.
During a , that took place from 29 April to 30 April at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Conference Plenary reached a consensus on its final meeting (opens in new tab)
. They are based on recommendations from the European Citizens’ Panels, the National Citizens’ Panels and events, final draft proposals (opens in new tab)
as well as discussions held during the Conference Plenary and Working Group sessions. ideas recorded on the Multilingual Digital Platform
EP Research Service – At A Glance: The Conference on the Future of Europe (20.01.2022)
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