European HomeParliaments, round 4

In the middle of the pandemic, people from 25 EU countries discussed in the 4th round of the European HomeParliaments what consequences the EU should draw from the pandemic. 26 EU politicians from six countries and five parties react to their wishes.

These were the HomeParliaments 2021

FromApril 24th to July 11th, 2021, about 800 people from 25 EU countries, and from 38 countries in total, discussed, in small, private groups what consequences the EU should draw from this pandemic. Almost half of these debates took place as a Video-HomeParliament. The other half took place, as usual, in person.

Futhermore, there were numerous Video-HomeParliaments that took place across several countries,which each played a significant role in pan-European dialogue. For these European HomeParliaments, participants were either allocated via a matching process, or the participants themselves signed up their friends from other countries.

In August and September of 2021, 26 EU politicians will have their say on the results from the debate groups.

These politicians react live to the results.
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S&D
31.08.2021

Katarina Barley

Katarina Barley

Łukasz Kohut

Łukasz Kohut

The Left
07.09.2021

Martin Schirdewan

Martin Schirdewan

Helmut Scholz

Helmut Scholz

Greens / EFA
08.09.2021

Franziska Brantner

Franziska Brantner

Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield

Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield

EPP
23.09.2021

Peter Liese

Peter Liese

Othmar Karas

Othmar Karas

Renew Europe
TBA

Nicola Beer

Nicola Beer

TBA

TBA

Results of the 4th round

„Soll die EU in zukünftigen pandemischen Krisen entschiedener europäische Interessen vertreten?"

After discussing various aspects, 69 percent of European HomeParliaments voted in favour of the EU advocating the interests of EU citizens more strongly in future pandemic crises.

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1100 participants
800 results
88 Approvals
26 Abstain
14 Disagree

„Sollen Impfstoffe und notwendige medizinische Produkte künftig komplett in der EU produziert werden, um die Versorgung der EU-Bevölkerung sicherzustellen?"

Average: 6,4

The most important argument to relocate the production to the EU is the increased level of independence. The basic needs of Europeans would be less subject to the geopolitical influence of outside countries.

The most important counterargumentwas that relocating the production might provoke protectionist reactions from non-EU countries, indirectly harming the EU’s economy and political position.

"Sollen lebenswichtige medizinische Produkte (wie zum Beispiel Impfstoffe) erst aus der EU exportiert werden dürfen, wenn europäische Bürger*innen versorgt sind?"

Average: 4,1

The most common counterargument is that all countries in the world need to be taken into account equally during this crisis. Whoever has better access to material resources, needs to show solidarity. “Vaccine nationalism” would contradict the basic values of the EU.

Those in favour of the proposal primarily asked for the people of the EU to show solidarity. Ensuring people’s livelihoods should be prioritized before economic interests and geopolitical trade-offs.

„Sollen Bürger*innen nach Impfung oder nachgewiesener Immunität die Möglichkeit haben, unbeschränkt in der Europäischen Union zu reisen?“

Average: 7,5

The majority of HomeParliaments wishes to be able to travel freely within the EU. The condition for this should be that those travelling should not be contagious.

The re-implementation of freedom of travel aids the economy of countries which rely on tourism and is also anincentive to get vaccinated.

The proposal’s opponents criticise the discriminationof young people who have not yet had an offer to get vaccinatedor instead could not get vaccinated for medical reasons.

Portraits of the dialogue partners of the 4th round

Othmar Karas

EPP
Austria

Peter Liese

EPP
Germany

Katarina Barley

S&D
Germany

Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield

Greens / EFA
France

Nicola Beer

Renew Europe
Germany

Martin Schirdewan

GUE / NGL
Germany

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Manfred Weber

EPP
Germany

Angelika Niebler

EPP
Germany

Michaela Šojdrová

EPP
Czech Republic

Luděk Niedermayer

EPP
Czech Republic

Hildegard Bentele

EPP
Germany

Paulo Rangel

EPP
Portugal

Rainer Wieland

EPP
Germany

Katja Leikert

Christian Democrats Party in Bundestag
Germany

Michael Link

Liberal Democrat Party in Bundestag
Germany

Svenja Hahn

Renew Europe
Germany

Michael Roth

Minister of state for Europe
Germany

Łukasz Kohut

S&D
Poland

Pedro Marques

S&D
Portugal

Gabriele Bischoff

S&D
Germany

Helmut Scholz

GUE / NGL
Germany

Fabienne Keller

Renew Europe
France

Andreas Glück

Renew Europe
Germany

Jan-Christoph Oetjen

Renew Europe
Germany

Michael Theurer

Liberal Democrat Party in Bundestag
Germany

Moritz Körner

Renew Europe
Germany

Ska Keller

Greens / EFA
Germany

Michael Bloss

Greens / EFA
Germany

Damian Boeselager

Volt / Greens / EFA
Germany

Franziska Brantner

Alliance 90/The Greens in Bundestag
Germany

Henrike Hahn

Greens / EFA
Germany

Daniel Freund

Greens / EFA
Germany

Sergey Lagodinsky

Greens / EFA
Germany

Hannah Neumann

Greens / EFA
Germany

Jutta Paulus

Greens / EFA
Germany

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