A more democratic & effective EU: Stronger European Parliament
Despite being the most democratic EU institution, the European Parliament (EP) cannot propose any new legislation and has little say in such areas as taxation, healthcare, education, foreign policy and defence. While electing the European Commission’ President, the EP can only decide on a candidate first nominated by the member states.
In addition, many decisions that are outside of the EP’s area of responsibility must be adopted by the national governments in the Council by unanimity, effectively giving a veto power to each member state. In practice this means that important EU decisions related to e.g. the Union’s long-term budget, respect for the fundamental EU values or human rights sanctions tend to be ‘blocked’ by individual governments acting in their narrowly-defined interests. This often paralyses the EU, making it unable to address major contemporary issues swiftly and serve all its citizens well.
The EP should become the primary legislative chamber of the EU representing European citizens, enjoying full lawmaking and budgetary powers in all areas along with the right to propose new legislation and fully elect the European Commission’s head. The Council of the EU should be replaced by a second EU legislative chamber (a European Senate) representing the member states. In order to pass, any law would need a simple majority in both chambers, except important constitutional matters requiring qualified majority.
40th seminar for the European federalist training in Ventotene
29 August 2021
17:00 - 13:00
The Ventotene National Seminar aims to develop the topic of EU federal reform as a solution to the crisis of European civilisation; therefore, the critical areas to which the EU must commit are addressed: economic and health crisis, strategic and defence autonomy, climate crisis, industrial policy and technological development, defence of the rule of law. The discussion on these topics and the institutional changes that require involves a hundred young people from all over Italy, selected by the A. Spinelli Institute.
Bringing the EU closer to its citizens
10 July 2021
14:30 - 17:40
The event is part of the project “Next Chapter Europe”, funded by JEF Europe in view of the Conference on the Future of Europe. Interventions and group work will be held on the issue of the distance between citizens and the European institutions, in order to identify problems and to envisage concrete solutions. The first part will consist of speakers from the various political forces present, the second part will be dedicated to working tables and to comparison, with a break of 10 minutes between the two (from 15:50 to 16:00). There will also be local associations and political realities of the Democratic Party, Italy Viva, Young Democrats, +Europe, 5 Star Movement, Action, Italian Left, Environmentally, European Federalist Movement. Action will be taken: — Debora STRIANI, Secretary GFE Lecco; — Mauro GATTINONI, Mayor of Lecco; — Brando BENIFEI, MEP PD; — Luca PEREGO, Coordinator More Europe Lombardy; — Raffaele ERBA, Regional Councillor Lombardia M5S; — Manuel TROPENSCOVINO, Secretary General of Lecco Province; — Giovanni SABATINI, Head of Action Lecco; — Emanuele MANZONI, Lecco Left Secretariat; — Costantino Ruscigno, President GFE Lecco. The event will also be streamed live on the Facebook page of GFE Lecco.
You asked to join us! Which Europe do you want? Citizens’ Forum on European Democracy
30 November 2021
19:00 - 21:00
The ProEuropa network invites you to a Citizens’ Forum on “European Democracy”. The EU is facing major challenges. How should we establish the Community so that it and its Member States are sustainable? We from the ProEuropa network give EU citizens the opportunity to participate in the Conference on the Future of Europe and say: We want this Europe! The conference provides a public forum for an open, inclusive and transparent citizens’ debate on key priorities and challenges. Tuesday, 30.11.2021, at 19h Institut Français, Salon bleu Moderation: Farras Fathi, stv. Chairman JEF Bayern keynote speech: Monika Hermann (Lawyer) The discussion takes place in German, if desired a translation into French can take place. We will collect your suggestions and positions and upload them to the portal of the Conference on the Future of Europe. Registrations: firstname.lastname@example.org. The “3G plus rule” applies to the event!
Ideas on the future of Europe – Social Europe
12 July 2021
21:00 - 22:00
⁇ Monday, July 12 at 21 p.m. as part of the cycle “Ideas on the future of Europe”, we talk about social Europe together with the young people of CGIL, CISL and UIL and the Youth of ACLI. ⁇ You can follow the event live on our Facebook page. The event is sponsored by the National Youth Council.
Citizens’ Forum in the context of the FACTS project
10 June 2021
17:00 - 20:00
ELIAMEP organized the 1st Citizens’ Forum, in the context of the “From Alternative Narratives to Citizens True EU Stories – FACTS” project. Twenty five mobilized and non-mobilized citizens participated in the Forum who, with the guidance of researchers, expressed their thoughts and views on the traditional narratives of European peace and prosperity that comprise the “raison d’être” for the European Union. The aim of this Forum was to identify false narratives or fake news on issues related to the European Union. During this first Citizens’ Forum, participants reached common concerns and proposals that, in the next phase of the project, they will have the chance to discuss with members of national and European parliaments.
Participate, decide, change. Italy and the Conference on the Future of Europe
16 November 2021
16:00 - 17:30
The event, moderated by the Director of AGI Mario Sechi, aims to be a moment of discussion and debate among Italian MEPs on the actual contribution that our country will be able to make to the Conference and, more generally, on the opportunities that may arise for Italy from its conduct. Fabio Massimo Castaldo (Movimento 5 Stelle), Luisa Regimenti (European People’s Party — Forza Italia), Raffaele Fitto (European Conservatives and Reformists — Fratelli d’Italia), Marco Campomenosi (Identity and Democracy — Lega), Piernicola Pedicini (Greens/European Free Alliance), Brando Benifei (Socialists and Democrats — Democratic Party) will speak in the debate.
Ideas on the future of Europe – Tax union and economic integration
09 July 2021
19:00 - 21:00
⁇ In the third round of the online events cycle “Ideas on the future of Europe” we will talk about Fiscal Union and economic integration with Tortuga, EconomyItaly and Future Dem. The event is sponsored by the National Youth Council. ⁇ You can follow the event live on the GFE Facebook page.
Plastics, ecological transition and social justice: what European tools for cities and territories?
06 June 2021
21:00 - 23:00
By 3 July 2021 it will have to be transposed in the text of the text of the text of the European Parliament and of the Council of Ministers of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 June 2021. Adaptation will require a great deal of effort to be made on the part of the Member States in continuing the path of ecological transformation of their production and consumption model. The question is, however, whether local communities have at their disposal all the necessary tools and resources, including to protect social justice hand in hand. In this regard, › ›‘› › › › › › › › ›’• › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › › ›. The debate is accessible to anyone interested in the issues, subject to registration at the Zoom platform. The Direct will also be available on the respective Facebook pages.
“Where Maggio we build together the future of Europe”
10 May 2021
10:00 - 13:00
“We Maggio together build the future of Europe” On the anniversary of 9 May we celebrate the 71th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. On 9 May 1950, just a few years after the end of the Second World War, which had devastated the old continent, Robert Schuman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the French Government, presented the proposal to create an organised Europe; the proposal, known as the Schuman Declaration, is considered to be the birth certificate of the European Union. Around this symbolic date every year, Europe Day is celebrated with the organisation of various events by the European institutions and the Member States. Again this year, Gioiosa Jonica’s EDIC ‘Calabria & Europa’ will celebrate the EU’s symbolic date alongside schools with a broad and important partnership. The initiative will take place on the Zoom platform to ensure the security measures imposed by the COVID 19 Panorama and will take place on 10 May from 10.00 to 12.45 a.m. The clou message of the day will also be linked to the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe, to which the school teams involved in civic monitoring with Asoc, thanks to their civic engagement, can give a strong boost. The Let Motiv of the day will therefore be “Nove Maggio we build together the future of Europe”, thus giving young people the opportunity to meet, starting from the crucial date for the birth of the EU, with the path of reconstruction and recovery, which is needed after the terrible pandemic of COVID 19, to restart the future of our territories. Ilaria Di Leva of the Asoc National Team, Ivonne Spadafora, responsible for communication POR 2014/2020, from the Calabria Region, Claudia De Sfefanis from the Representation in Italy of the European Commission, Maria Teresa Iuliano of the ISTAT Office of Calabria, confirmed their membership. The following Asoc teams will present their work during the event: Unloaded Crotone Ciliberto; BUS4MEDMA of the ‘R. Piria’ Higher Institute in Rosarno, the H20 of the Istituto Superiore ITG EITI Vibo Valentia, ECO-MIND, of the ‘Zaleuco’ School of Science in Locri, THE Builders of the University of Science G.Berto and QUELLI of 2020 of the ‘V.Capialbi’ State School in Vibo Valentia.
Choose Europe differently — vote in Europe! Why we need a genuine European electoral law with transnational lists!
18 June 2021
18:00 - 19:00
The 4th edition of the Europa Union Saar digital series “Online Meeting with Europe” will take place on Friday 18 June 2021 at 18: 00. The following are invited: Dr Katarina Barley, Member of the European Parliament, Ass. iur. Manuela Ripa, Member of the European Parliament and Dipl. iur. Sebastian Zeitzmann, LL.M, Senior lecturer of the University of Saarland/University of Würzburg, through the debate on "Choice Europe differently — vote in Europe! Why we need a genuine European electoral law with transnational lists!” says Margriet Zieder-Ripplinger, President of Europa Union Saar. Join and discuss! Ask your questions to the guests simply about the chat function in the zoom webinar. Link to Select: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87038529617?pwd=NUhITWVTaVFPd2FVdzNTU3RFOFUxUT09 Identification code: 775395
EUROPE IN DIVIGNARY/EUROPE TO BE
14 June 2021
08:30 - 09:00
The programme includes five radio broadcasts and three online debates on the main key themes on current affairs and, above all, on the future of Europe, such as European citizenship, fundamental rights, social policies, the economy, the environment, internal relations and the rest of the world, democratic participation, territorial self-government and migration. Radio broadcasts on Radio Onde Furlane 90 Mhz — 90.2 Mhz — www.ondefurlane.eu EUROPE IN DIVIGNdi/EUROPE WHERE VERRY 31 May at 8.30, 01/06 at 13.30, 02/06 17.30 Monday 07 June 8.30 rejoints 08/06 hours 13.30, 09/06 hours 17.30 Monday 14 June, 8.30 Reply 15/06, 16/06 at 13.30, 17.30 Reply 8.30, 13.30 Reply 22/06, 23/06: 17.30 Luneters 21 June 8.30 from 13.30 Receipts to 29/06, 17.30 Receipts 30/06 will be available. Reply: reply,: last 28 June, Reply to,
Ideas on the Future of Europe – A European response to organised crime
22 July 2021
21:00 - 23:00
On Thursday 22 July at 21 p.m., as part of the “Ideas on the Future of Europe” cycle, we will talk about how Europe can and will face the fight against organised crime. We will do this together with Avviso Pubblico, ARCI, Fondazione Benvenuti in Italia e CHANCE – Civil Hub Against Organised Crime in Europe. ⁇ You can follow the event live on the GFE Facebook page. The event is sponsored by the National Youth Council.
Drawing competition “My childhood in a modern Europe” in the central library of Krāslava Municipality
01 May 2021
09:00 - 17:00
The month of May is rich in events – celebrating Europe Day and Mother’s Day on 9 May, International Family Day on 15 May. The central library of Krāslava county invites you to feel the festive mood by taking part in the drawing contest “My childhood in a modern Europe”. Give your world a vision to friends, family members and all of us! Europe Direct Information Centre in East Latgale invites you to take part in the event!
AGI Event — Participate, decide, change. Italy and the Conference on the Future of Europe
21 December 2021
16:30 - 17:30
The event, moderated by the Director of AGI Mario Sechi and held in telematic mode with guests connected from different venues, aims to be a moment of discussion and debate between Italian parliamentarians Alessandro Alfieri (Democratic Party), Matteo Luigi Bianchi (Lega), Augusta Montaruli (Fratelli d’Italia) and Paola Taverna (Movimento 5 Stars). The dialogue will focus on the effective contribution that the productive, social and institutional forces within the country will be able to make to the Conference and, more generally, on the opportunities that may arise for Italy from its conduct.
Rome — Assembly for the Conference on the Future of Europe
08 February 2022
17:30 - 20:00
In continuity with the participatory path that led to the Manifesto for Rome, during the campaign for the administration, the Association “For Rome”, the European Federalist/Youth European Federalist Movement — Rome and the Civic Pass — Committee for Rome aim to relaunch and expand the mobilisation of Roman citizenship and civil society to actively contribute to the transnational debate on the future of Europe, through the Conference and its instruments of participation, activated by the EU institutions. The Capitoline Assembly of Rome Capitale has approved a motion that commits the Junta to raise awareness of this debate and to promote city/municipal assemblies on Roman territory. The Roman associations are preparing to inaugurate this path as a first opportunity for all participants, associations and citizens, to make proposals for improvements for the development of European integration and to bring the Community institutions closer to the local authorities; relaunch at European level some proposals already shared in the Manifesto; agree with local representatives, including councillors of Rome Capitale and its Town Halls, how to continue these initiatives together. This will be discussed in person in hybrid format (in presence and remotely) in Rome on Tuesday 8 February, and the proposals that will emerge will be presented to the Conference on the Future of Europe through its dedicated platform https://futureu.europa.eu/. Associations, movements, political/social/cultural forces or ordinary citizens are invited to participate actively! In compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures, participation will only be allowed with FFP2 mask and possession of the Super Green Pass. Participation in remote connection will also be guaranteed (recording links): https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcuioqTMqG9b_QtbqfEoYEZhhke-B7PhG. Please inform as soon as possible, at least one of the addresses below, the confirmation of the participation and the relative modalities (in presence/remote) in order to better facilitate the organisation of the meeting. Contacts: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. The initiative will be included on the website of the Information Campaign (www.latuaparolaconta.eu) of the Department of European Policies on the Conference on the Future of Europe in which the three associations participate with #latuaparolaconta. This initiative is part of the campaign “Together for the Conference on the Future of Europe”, as part of the 100 City Assemblies for the European Federation promoted by the European Federalist Movement and European Federalist Youth.
Europe to come
04 April 2022
12:00 - 14:00
On 4 April, Luisa Trumellini will be at the Liceo Botta in Ivrea, from 12 to 14 for the meeting with the students to deepen the theme, “what future of the European institutions”.
Valpolicella — Meeting on the Conference on the Future of Europe
31 January 2022
11:30 - 13:30
The Europe Direct of the Province of Verona, in collaboration with the European Federalist Movement (MFE) of Valpolicella, organises an online meeting open to all citizens, on the Conference on the Future of Europe — CoFE To participate in the event please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 26 January 2022 to receive the link for access to the virtual room. He introduced the meeting Antonio Padoa Schioppa, Professor Emeritus of History of Medieval and Modern Law at the University of Milan, who will make a significant contribution to his vision of Europe and its future. The following interventions will be made by: Pier-Virgilio Dastoli, President of the European Movement, Altiero Spinelli’s parliamentary assistant to the Chamber of Deputies (1977-1983) and the European Parliament (1977-1986), Dr. Carlo Corazza, Director of the European Parliament Office in Italy, Dr. Alessandro Giordani Head of Unit at DG COMM in Brussels, Professor Caterina Fratea, Professor of European Union Law at the University of Verona (UNIVR) with the European Documentation Centre (CDE) and Anne Parry, MFE of Valpolicella. The meeting will be moderated by the Europe Direct of the Province of Verona.
Grenoble Reflection Workshop
05 April 2022
16:00 - 19:00
The reflection workshops are organised in partnership with the Centre Europe Direct Isère Savoie and the City of Grenoble Date: April 5, 2022 from 4pm to 7.30pm Format/rolling: 15 min: Introduction by UPEG President Henri Oberdorff 1:30: Work in 4 workshops on selected topics: THEME 1: European democracy: Workshop 1: Democracy of a federal nature Workshop 2: Social Democracy THEME 2: Europe of the Future: Workshop 1: Defence and European Security Workshop 2: The Digital Future of Europe Each workshop is moderated by one of the members of the UPEG. Each workshop is organised in several stages: 10 minutes of introduction of the topic by the expert, 50 minutes of exchange and preparation of proposals by the working groups and 30 minutes of drafting a return document (2 or 3 proposals). 1h15: General plenary articulated between the return times per group where each workshop presents its proposals (10 min for each workshop) and the general discussion with additional suggestions from the other workshops on each of the announced proposals (30 min). 15 min: Conclusion by UPEG President Henri Oberdorff
EU in a green, inclusive, digital EU
17 March 2022
12:30 - 14:00
Europe DIRECT BUZĂU — hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Buzau, invites you to attend on Thursday 17.03.2022 from 12:30 on the Zoom platform, the EU in an EU, green, inclusive, digital”. The information and communication event is in line with the priorities of the European Commission 2019-2024 (European Green Deal, A Europe fit for the digital age, An economy that works for citizens, A stronger Europe on the international scene, Promoting our European way of life, A new elean for European democracy), addresses the general public and aims to familiarise the local community with the values and future strategy of the European Union: European democracy, climate change and the environment. Topics will be discussed on what the latest published report looks like, analysing the ideas presented on the platform of the Conference on the Future of the European Union. NextGenerationEU will also be promoted. Representatives of EUROPE DIRECT Buzau will present the activities of the 2022 Action Plan as well as the Digital Platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe (https://futureu.europa.eu). The presentations will be followed by a debate on the topics presented by encouraging an active dialogue with the participants of the event. Contact persons from EUROPE DIRECT Buzau are: Felicia Vîjdea, and Marius Parfene-Banu, phone 0238 414719, e-mail email@example.com. Agenda OF THE EVENT • 12:30-13:00 — Presentation of the future values and strategy of the European Union. • 13:00-13:15 — NextGenerationEU Presentation. • 13:15-13:30 Results: Digital Platform of the Conference on the Future of the European Union (https://futureu.europa.eu). • 13:30-14:00 — Discussions based on the materials presented.
#latuaparolaconta Meet in Locri to talk about the future of Europe
22 March 2022
10:00 - 13:00
The event is part of the awareness-raising and involvement initiatives that the European Commission is conducting on the territories in conjunction with the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFE). We would be pleased to be able to host your speech to discuss with young people who have already been prepared by their teachers on the priority issues underlying the CoFE for the future of Europe. The meeting will take place in the magna classroom of the Mazzini High School in Locri on 22 March pv. and provides for a mixed mode, in the presence of young people and some of the speakers and representatives of local institutions. The work will follow the following organisation: There will be an opportunity for students to submit their own proposal on one of the issues Europe is also discussing in the form of an amendment to a treaty or EU legislation. The contribution will be included in the EU’s multilingual platform and will be considered by the EU institutions to design the Europe of the citizens of the future. Programme 10.00/11.30 Debate with young people Political and institutional meeting/debate of about one and a half hours on the topics of the Conference on the Future of Europe, also in relation to the specificities and demands of the territory. The meeting is open to the participation of young people, students of the host institution, those of other universities or higher education institutions, as well as civil society and stakeholders. After a brief introduction of representatives of Europe Direct and local authorities, the aim of the meeting will be to present ideas and proposals by young people, including in the form of Treaty amendments and/or EU legislation, on the issues of the CoFE to be included in the multilingual digital platform. The meeting will be moderated by a local media journalist who should also ensure coverage of the event. Second session 11.30 a.m. 13.00 Debate with stakeholders Participation in the debate of the representatives of youth consultations and the third sector who will define their contributions on the issues brought by the CoFE especially in the field of environment and social development and innovation. Programme of the working session of 22/03/2022 10.00 am Opening of work Institutional greetings: Francesco Sacco — School manager Licei G. Mazzini di Locri Carlo Corazza — Director of the European Parliament in Italy Giovanni Calabrese — Mayor of the city of Locri Alessandra Tuzza — Head of Europe Direct Calabria Europe Relators Giuseppina Picerno Vice-President of the European Parliament Giuseppe Varacalli Committee of the Regions alternate member Pier Virgilio Dastoli President of the Italian Council of the European Movement 11.30 Contributions of students and representatives of the Youth Consultation to the debate 12.30 closing of works Modera the works Raffaella Rinaldis directra Fimmina TV
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