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.
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
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
Watch here the contribution Brando Benifei (IT), one of the youngest members of the European Parliament (Democratic Party), on #CitizensRoute73 (video in English).Continue Reading