The 7th round of the European HouseParliaments was dominated by the question of a deeper cultural and political integration of Europe. The 7th Round of European HouseParliaments took place between October 10 and December 31. Around 500 people in a total of 14 EU countries took part. In addition to the petition platform openPetition, the project partner for the first time was the Körber Foundation, which also organized the European House Parliaments as part of its online event series "Let's ConnAct! Bonding Across Borders. A total of 75 European House Parliaments were held, 43 of which took place on site and 32 online.
Since Russia's war against Ukraine, Europe has been at a turning point - both inside and outside the EU. In this context, not only politics, but also factors from the areas of culture, education and identity significantly determine the direction in which Europe will develop in the future. This is also the point of departure for the 7th round of European HouseParliaments, with the overarching theme "Boldly into the Future: Does Europe Need Broader Cultural and Political Integration?". It was discussed whether there is a need for a European Day, European history lessons should be offered at school and the EU enlargement should be pushed ahead.