The European HomeParliaments are an interactive dialog format on European topics in which everyone can participate in a low-threshold way. Whether with friends, acquaintances, colleagues or family members - come together in a group of 4 to 8 people and discuss 3 European policy issues.
You have 2 ways to participate.
We invite you to organize a European HomeParliament together with your friends, families, colleagues or neighbors or join an existing group. Whether in your living room, at the dinner table or digitally across national borders, come together and discuss Europe's future.
Political supporters:inside the European HomeParliament:
Numerous personalities from European politics support the European HomeParliaments by suggesting interesting topics or discussing results with citizens in order to incorporate them into their daily work.
What are the European HomeParliaments?
The European HomeParliaments are an interactive dialog format on European topics in which everyone can participate in a low-threshold way. Whether with friends, acquaintances, colleagues or family members - come together in a group of 4 to 8 people and discuss 3 European policy issues. Start your own parliament or join an existing parliament, either in a face-to-face meeting or online via Video-HausParliament. In your European HomeParliament you discuss in about 1.5 hours 3 proposals on a selected EU-political topic. For this we provide you with simple instructions with interesting background information and argumentation aids. You will vote on each issue discussed, just like in a real parliament. You then enter the results of the discussion on a platform where the results of all European HomeParliaments are collected. This creates a pulse of European public opinion. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to talk to EU parliamentarians who will comment on the results or even be available for a dialog.
FAQ - Questions & Answers
How can I participate in the European HomeParliaments?
It's very simple. You have two options: One is to participate via the moderation sheet. Download it here on the website, conduct your European HomeParliament and send us back the completed form by e-mail.
On the other hand, you can participate via the openPetition platform. Click on the "Register" button here on the website, then you will be redirected to openPetition. Now click on the button "I want to participate". Now you can choose whether you want to create your own session or join an existing one. Participation is possible in person on site or digitally.
I am a host and would like to start my own European HomeParliament. How does it work?
Here, too, there are two options. Option 1: Download the moderation sheet here on the website, invite friends, acquaintances, colleagues or family members to an appointment, meet with them in person on site or digitally and start a European HomeParliament together with them. The moderation sheet explains step by step how a parliament works.
Option 2: If you join openPetition, it works as follows: Go to the European HomeParliament page of openPetition and click on the button "I want to participate". Now you can enter all important data for your European HomeParliament step by step. We have a clear instruction as pdf for you, which helps you with the registration.
I don't want to be there as a host, but as a participant. How does that work?
Once you are on the openPetition platform, you can click on the "I want to participate" button. If there are open sessions, click on the "Suggested sessions" field. Look at the sessions that you like the most in terms of date and language. It is also possible that the website displays the following message: "Currently there is no HomeParliament to join". In this case, just wait a few days or better yet, register and start a European HomeParliament yourself.
I am a host and do not have enough participants for my European HomeParliament. What can I do?
Once your European HomeParliament is registered on the openPetition platform, you have the option to open your session to other participants. To do so, you can click on the button "Suggest participants". Now participants can join your online or offline session, the so-called matching. Of course you can still invite friends, family or acquaintances.
I would like to see a transnational European HomeParliament. In which languages can it take place?
If you invite participants yourself, you can conduct the European HouseParliament in any language you prefer. If you choose a Matching HouseParliament with participants from other countries, there is a high probability that the debate will be held in English. However, you can decide together on another language, as you can always contact the participants of your parliament via openPetition. We usually offer the documents for participation in the following languages: German, English, French, Italian, Czech, Portuguese, Spanish and Ukrainian.
Where can I enter the results of my European HomeParliament and what is it for?
By submitting your results, you will contribute to a pan-European mood and make an important contribution to a democratic Europe. At the end of the European HomeParliament round, you can also enter into an exchange with top EU politicians. To enter results at openPetition, you have to click on the small pencil in the upper right corner of each registered participant and then you can enter the result question by question. We have a pdf guide here to help you with this.
If you participate with a moderation sheet that you have downloaded here on the website, you can send it back to us as a pdf or photo. We will then enter the results for you. You will find the e-mail address for sending the results on the moderation sheet.