From “Biancheri Athens 1998″ to “Macron Athens 2017″: Upgrading democracy takes 20 years (FBN)

Emmanuel Macron’s recent speech in Athens puts on the table the great political challenges facing the EU. Rebuilding citizens’ trust, democratising the EU, opening the European election to trans-European lists, politically refounding the Eurozone… These ideas are truly echoeing another speech, delivered 20 years ago, in Athens too, by Franck Biancheri, Continue Reading

#CitizensRoute73 Newsletter – Citizen Process of EU Democratisation

Content: #CitizensRoute73 … en route! -CR73 Marathon: See you in Toulouse! -ECIT Summer University -CR73 Agenda -Partners: Meet Diem25 in Brussels! Retour sur… Kick-off event in Louvain-la-Neuve! -Proceedings of the workshops -Videos Focus: #CitizensRoute73 Tribune -European Transnational Lists, a real good progressive idea by Marianne Ranke-Cormier -All women list by Jo Sullivan -Reforming the European Parliament elections by Miriam Sorace -Collection of peace giving words as perspective on #CR73 by Almut Irion…

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“For a reinvention of Europe through the democratisation of the Eurozone”(Marie-Hélène Caillol)

#CitizensRoute73 Louvain-la-Neuve: Proceedings of the workshop “For a reinvention of Europe through the democratisation of the Eurozone”(Marie-Hélène Caillol, with Cédric du Monceau, OLLN, and Antonis Triantafyllakis, AEGEE).

As part of the launch of the #CitizensRoute73 the participants worked on Sunday 2 July in two categories of workshops: 1) the proposals of programmes that could be presented as part of a trans-European campaign for the 2019 European election; 2) the tools and methods necessary to allow the emergence of a real trans-European political debate over the next two years. The workshop “For a reinvention of Europe through the democratisation of the Eurozonea workshop led by Marie-Hélène Caillol, FBN, with Cédric du Monceau, OLLN, and Antonis Triantafyllakis, AEGEE, tackling with the eurozone as a structuring content axis for the general European democratisation project. Continue Reading

#CitizensRoute73 Louvain-la-Neuve: Proceedings of the workshop “For a federal Europe of the citizens”(a workshop led by Yves Gernigon, EFP)

As part of the launch of the #CitizensRoute73 the participants worked on Sunday 2 July in two categories of workshops: 1) the proposals of programmes that could be presented as part of a trans-European campaign for the 2019 European election; 2) the tools and methods necessary to allow the emergence of a real trans-European political debate over the next two years. The workshop “For a federal Europe of the citizensa workshop led by Yves Gernigon, European Federalist Party, and Bàlint Gyévai, Stand Up for Europe, in the perspective for a real federalist programme for 2019, with a 100% European approach and a common drafting (The Citizens’ Convention).

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DiEM25: The real state of the Union, September 9, 2017 in Brussels (Be)

The weekend before the official ‘State of the Union’ speech of the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, Diem25 will be at BOZAR to show another vision for the European Union. With: Yanis Varoufakis, Srećko Horvat, Lorenzo Marsili, Alice-Mary Higgins, Rosemary BechlerContinue Reading