Civil Society calls for Alternative ‘Scenario’ in the Future of Europe debate
IFOAM EU, together with a broad range of over 250 civil society organisations in the frame of SDG Watch Europe, has put forward an alternative scenario for the Future of Europe entitled Scenario 6: Sustainable Europe for its Citizens.
It is proposed as an alternative to European Commission's White Paper on the Future of Europe which was launched in March 2017. The white paper outlines 5 scenarios for how the Union could evolve by 2025. ‘Scenario 6’ sets out why and how the EU can become a driver for sustainability in Europe and beyond, with a special focus on delivering on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and full implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement.
‘Scenario 6’ is framed in the context of the EU’s budget or 'Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)' Post-2020, with the aim of rethinking EU budgetary priorities and planning to advance this alternative for the future of Europe. It comes ahead of the tabling of a reflection paper by the Commission on the future of EU Finances to 2025 which complements the White Paper.
The Commission is scheduled to launch its proposals for the MFF Post-2020 in 2018.