European Transnational Lists, a real good progressive idea! (Marianne Ranke-Cormier)

The emergence of trans-European political parties as a tool for the democratization of Europe, as a political tool, responds to the need for citizens to learn how to use the European space, to have real means of deciding and controlling their future, and as a rampart to all creeping populisms and extremisms.

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#CitizensRoute73 Louvain-la-Neuve: Proceedings of the workshop “The European Festivals – Mobile Tribunes”

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 European Festivals – Mobile Tribunes was one of those identified tools.Continue Reading

#CitizensRoute73 – A memorial moment (Marianne Ranke-Cormier, FBN)

This memorial moment was dedicated to Helmut Kohl, who was buried the same day as the launch of #CitizensRoute73, July 1st, Simone Veil, deceased the day before the launch of our event, on June 30 in Paris, François Mitterrand, because he is intrinsic, and Franck Biancheri, a Great European citizen, who was one of the founding fathers of generations of the Erasmus program. It was read by Marianne Ranke-Cormier in German, Georgeta Grama-Moldovan in French and Jo Sullivan in English. It was accompanied on the cello by Matthieu Widart, laureate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels.Continue Reading