Une opinion de Jean Marsia et Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero,Union des Fédéralistes Européens. Opinion cosignée par Nezka Figelj, Michele Ciavarini Azzi, François Mennerat, Giorgio Clarotti et Robert Verschooten, Union des Fédéralistes Européens.
Les États membres de l’Union avaient envoyé près de 100 000 hommes en Afghanistan et ce pays était le premier récipiendaire de l’aide au développement européenne.
l’Europa-Union Saar (l’Union des fédéralistes européens de la Sarre) souhaite attirer votre attention sur le 1er colloque fédéraliste « La Grande Région et la Région du Rhin supérieur – les cellules germinales d’une République fédérale européenne ! » le samedi 6 novembre 2021, à partir de 9h00. Veuillez prendre note de cette date. Nous vous enverrons une invitation contenant des informations sur le programme et sur les modalités de participation à l’événement hybride (présence et conférence en ligne) en octobre.
Lors de ce colloque inaugural à l’Académie européenne d’Otzenhausen en Sarre, nous souhaitons mener une expérience de pensée avec des experts du monde politique et scientifique : Comment la Grande Région et la Région métropolitaine trinationale du Rhin supérieur peuvent-elles devenir les noyaux de nouvelles entités territoriales européennes dans lesquelles l’Union européenne de demain pourra être expérimentée ? Nous avons pu gagner la politologue et publiciste Ulrike Guérot comme oratrice principale. Dans son œuvre, elle défend, entre autres, l’utopie politique d’une république européenne unie avec beaucoup d’engagement. Vous pouvez vous attendre à de nombreux autres intervenants et panélistes de renom !
Le 1er colloque fédéraliste est organisé par l’Europa-Union Saar en coopération avec Forum Europa, fondation sans but lucratif, Luxembourg et l’Académie européenne d’Otzenhausen. D’autres partenaires de coopération sont : Fondation pour la culture et l’éducation européennes (SEKB, Sarre), Europa-Union Luxemburg, Union des Fédéralistes Européens Luxembourg (UEF Luxembourg), Europa-Union Rheinland-Pfalz, Europa-Union Baden-Württemberg, Union des Fédéralistes Européens France (UEF France), Union des Fédéralistes Européens Grand-Est (UEF Grand-Est), Mouvement Européen Alsace, Mouvement Européen Haut-Rhin, Mouvement Européen Lorraine, Union des Fédéralistes Européens Belgique (UEF Belgique), Jeunes Européens Fédéralistes Sarre, Mouvement Européen Sarre, Jeunes Européens Fédéralistes Rhénanie-Palatinat et Jeunes Européens Strasbourg.
delighted to support also this year the Jean Monnet Prize for European
Integration. This initiative aims at honouring Jean Monnet’s memory and life
achievements. It does so by rewarding talented individuals or groups having
contributed to supporting or strengthening European Integration through a
project they designed and implemented. The winning project receives a €1,500
EuropeanConstitution.eu set up
the Jean Monnet Prize for European Integration to honour Jean Monnet’s life and
dedication to European integration by rewarding projects that support this
ideal in a concrete and apolitical manner for European citizens. The Award is
under the patronage of the European Parliament and is supported by the
following partners in addition to the UEF: College of Europe, Democracy
International, Alliance4Europe, Schwarzkopf Foundation, Friends of Europe,
European Student’s Union, Spinelli Group, EU40, BBE, European University
Association, European Democracy Lab, The Good Lobby, European
Alternatives. Where other prizes may reward public figures of high
standing, the Jean Monnet Prize focuses on citizens’ personal engagement for
Europe and activities that impact the day-to-day life of Europeans.
The Jean Monnet Prize is an open competition. It can reward any project contributing to the strengthening of European integration and of the European spirit. The Jean Monnet Prize does not reward projects that have yet to be implemented or that seek funding in order to start their implementation, this is to meant to improve the assessment of the project’s concrete impact for citizens.
There are no criteria imposed on the applicants and UEF encourages all to apply, in particular young people, women and disenfranchised groups. The application process is entirely free, and no expenses are asked of participants at any point.
2021 edition of the Prize
The call for applications will
be open from 9 September to 9 October, and the results unveiled on 9 November —
the anniversary of Jean Monnet’s birth.
No paper or email applications will be considered. Given the promising mobilisation for the Conference on the Future of Europe, we are convinced that 2021 will be a tremendous year for citizens’ engagement. For any further information you can contact EuropeanConstitution.eu at: firstname.lastname@example.org
La règle de l’unanimité donne un pouvoir surdimensionné au « non », estime le secrétaire général des fédéralistes européens, pour qui il faut permettre à un noyau dur d’ouvrir la voie à une intégration plus poussée.
Dear Members of the Federal Committee,
Dear Members of the Executive Bureau,
Dear Presidents and Secretary Generals of the Sections,
Dear Federalist Friends,
In the framework of our XXVII European Congress, « Our Federal
Europe – sovereign and democratic », we would like to kindly invite you to
the UEF SPAIN – SPINELLI GROUP hybrid discussion that will take place on Friday 2nd July 2021, 17.00-20.45 CEST
Venue: Centre Cultural La Nau – Universitat de
València, Carrer de la Universitat, 2, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
ON THE 80th ANNIVERSARY OF THE VENTOTENE MANIFESTO TOWARDS
A FEDERAL EUROPE
16:30 Arrival of the participants
Welcome and opening statements
María Vicenta Mestre Escrivá,
Rector of the University of Valencia
Joan Calabuig Rull, Regional
Secretary for the European Union and External Relations of the
Government of Valencia
Sergi Campillo, Vice-Mayor of
Juan González Barba, Secretary
of State for the European Union, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
European Union and Cooperation, Government of Spain
Jürgen Foecking, vice-director
European Parliament Liaison Office in Madrid
Enrique Barón Crespo, UEF Spain
Francisco Aldecoa, president
European Movement Spain
Sandro Gozi, UEF President,
Member of the European Parliament and member of the Conference on the
Future of Europe
18.00 Panel 1: The Federalist strategy in the
Conference of the Future of Europe
Moderator: Enrique Barón Crespo, UEF Spain President
Domènec Ruiz Devesa, Member of
the European Parliament, S&D Group, Vice- President of UEF,
member of the Conference
Danuta Hübner, member of the
European Parliament, EPP Group, Member of the Conference
Katalin Cseh, Member of the
European Parliament, RENEW Group, member of the Conference – tbc
Vice-president of the European Parliament, The Left, member of the
Fabio Massimo Castaldo,
Vice-President of the European Parliament, Non-Attached, member of
19:00 Panel 2: The role of MEPs and national
parliamentarians in the Conference on the Future of Europe
Moderator: Francisco Aldecoa, president European Movement Spain
Héctor Gómez Hernández, member
of the Spanish Parliament (PSOE) and member of the Conference.
Maite Pagazaurtundúa, Member of
the European Parliament, RENEW Group
Jordi Sebastiá i Talavera,
Former Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA Group
Inmaculada Rodríguez Piñero,
Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group
20:00 Closing remarks
Susana Sumelzo, Chair of the
Joint Committee on European Affairs Congress-Senate, Spain – tbc
Brando Benifei, president
Spinelli Group, Member of the European Parliament and member of the
Conference on the Future of Europe
If you would like to attend this event, please register here and do not forget
to indicate if you will join physically or online.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Warm federalist regards,
For the Union of European Federalists, being present in a structured and effective way, as well as being recognisable on the platform with its proposals in the Conference on the Future of Europe, becomes a necessary condition both for conveying its political message and for enhancing meetings on the ground at all levels.
The aim is to be influential in order to condition future decision-making processes, to bring out the drive for federal reform of the European Treaties.
What was clearly explained during the presentation of the platform, answering specific questions in an explicit way, is that the topic of the revision of the Treaties, considered a taboo by many member states, will become unavoidable if it emerges from the debate and the requests of citizens, on the platform. From there, it can be conveyed both to the European citizens’ panels and, above all, to the plenary session. The Digital Platform will therefore be in the coming months, until the conclusion of the process of confrontation with the citizens, the only tool at our disposal to convey ideas and political messages to the Conference.
If we are to succeed in achieving our objectives, it will therefore be necessary to devise an effective strategy and to organise a careful national (and European) direction which will enable us not to disperse our messages, not to drown them in the sea of proposals which will soon fill the platform, but which, on the contrary, will enable us to dominate the debate on the future of the European Union by directing it in such a way as to bring out the consensus in support of a Europe which, in order to live up to the expectations of its citizens, must equip itself with the competences, the political decision-making mechanisms and the appropriate resources. In a word, become a federal political Union.
With a view to a debate as inclusive as possible and aimed at advancing federalist demands, we encourage the sections and regional centres to organise debates link to our political proposals on the platform, which can be attractive to a diverse audience and allow collaboration with local and regional actors. It will also be important to try to understand how the themes identified can be declined in a federalist sense.
The debate should have a format that seeks to make the participants protagonists of the discussion.
Attached you will find a summary of the indications in the user guides of the platform to help you organise your events in a federalist way.
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à l’Assemblée Générale (AG) annuelle de notre association qui se tiendra le samedi 5 juin 2021 de 10h00 à 11h40. Pour des raisons sanitaires (Covid-19), notre AG se tiendra de façon virtuelle (via Zoom).
Première partie de l’AG: Questions statutaires et rapports de 10h00 à 10h40
Au-delà des questions statutaires, nous souhaiterions que cette réunion soit aussi un moment de réflexion politique sur l’Europe et sur l’action des fédéralistes européens. Nous avons invité à cet effet le Député européen et Président du Mouvement européen Belgique, Tom Vandenkendelaere à intervenir et à dialoguer avec nous sur le thème de l’avenir de l’Europe.
En espérant vous voir participer nombreux et nombreuses, merci de confirmer votre présence par courrier électronique, téléphone ou SMS (0460.76.01.84). En cas d’empêchement, merci d’avance de nous envoyer une procuration de vote par courrier électronique.
Avec nos meilleures salutations,
Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero Michele Ciavarini Azzi Secrétaire général Président
Programme de l’Assemblée Générale du 5 juin 2021
Approbation des comptes au 31.12.2020 et décharge aux
Rapport d’activité du
Rapport politique du
candidatures et élection du nouveau Conseil d’Administration*
Débat avec Tom
Vandenkendelaere, Député européen
* Les candidatures (postes à pourvoir : président,
vice-président, administrateur délégué, secrétaire général, trésorier,
responsable communication) doivent être adressées au Président, M. Ciavarini
Azzi, par courriel à Michele.Ciavarini-Azzi@ec.europa.eu)
avant le 29 mai 2021. Tous les membres en ordre de cotisation ont un droit de
vote. Un membre absent peut se faire représenter en donnant une procuration de
vote à un représentant.
Moreover, as a partner
of JEF Europe in the Y-FED project, we would
also like to flag you the Y-FED Large-Scale Model Simulation.
Please, find below the details of each event and project. You are all
invited to attend!
IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF EUROPE: PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
In which Europe would you
like to live in 10 or 20 years’ time?
The Conference on the Future of Europe will begin on May 9,
Europe Day, to define the direction that the European Union should take.
and civil society will be able to give their opinion on the Europe they want
and thus contribute to shaping its future in the medium and long term through a
UEF and Xul Foundation invite
you to participate in this process with Crossroads Europe, a European funded
project, to collect proposals and opinions on the Europe we want in the field
of participatory democracy and representation. These contributions will be
collected in a document of policy recommendations to be submitted to the
Conference on the Future of Europe.
If you want to get involved and contribute, if you wonder how to develop participatory processes in times of pandemic, if you want to broaden your knowledge on citizen participation, if you want to contribute to the construction of Europe and to give your opinion on the challenges it faces and its future, we are counting on you. Do you want to rethink Europe with us? We have planned a series of virtual workshops that will take place ONLINE on April 20 and 21, 2021.
2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the return to freedom and
democracy to Central and Eastern Europe and of Estonia’s restoration of
The project « Democracy
is Europe » aims to raise awareness on the centrality of the European
ideals in the transitions and peaceful revolutions of 1989-1991 in Central and
Eastern Europe and the Baltic States and to encourage debate and reflection on
the impact of such ideas in today’s Europe.
The Estonian session of
“Democracy is Europe” is organized in cooperation with and locally managed by
the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies of the University of Tartu.
The Estonian grass-root event
consists of two days of activities. On April 23, two panel sessions will be
held to discuss the historical context of Estonia’s Singing Revolution and its
significance for nations struggling for democracy and freedom nowadays. The
panels will be open to everyone interested. On April 24, the registered
participants, grouped in virtual teams, will work on different creative
projects that capture the significance of Estonia’s experience for today’s
Europe and its fundamental contribution to the process of integration. The day
will be concluded by a keynote speech of Visiting Prof. Toomas Hendrik Ilves,
former president of Estonia (2006-2016).
The full programme of the
event is available at the following link and the Facebook event can be
Registration is REQUIRED to participate in the event and is available at
the following link (open until April 22).
The project “Y-FED: Europe is what we make of it” aims to bring the EU closer
to its young citizens by developing a proposal for an improved institutional
framework of the Union in line with the European Youth Goals. The initiative,
supported by an Erasmus+ “European Youth Together” grant, will be implemented
between January 2020 and July 2021 through a series of capacity-building
training courses, public policy hackathons, a large-scale simulation of a
reformed EU and advocacy actions. The project partners comprise 18 civil
society organisations as well as 2 networks of European and regional
About the Large-scale
Model Simulation, 14 – 19 June, 2021
The large-scale simulation is the main event of the nearly 2
years long project “Y-FED: Europe is what we make of it” that will gather more
than 100 young people from all over Europe in an online and physical
environment for 5 days.
As the cherry on the top, the model simulation is none like any
other simulations out there (MUNs, MEUs). It follows its own methodology
recreating a European Union of the future that is more youth-led, more
inclusive, more efficient and closer to its citizens. The model is inspired by
the first edition of Y-FED in 2019 and the hackathon solutions based on the
European Youth goals.
The event is going to be a blended activity with an online and offline
(in Strasbourg, France) settings and the current call is for the participants who will join
the event physically in Strasbourg under the roles of members of “The House of
Citizens” and “The European Senate”. For the rest of the roles
who will through online participation, there will be a call launched in May. The
goal will be to create a synergy between the participants in Strasbourg under
the 2 roles of members of “The House of Citizens” and “The European Senate” and
the journalists, lobbyists and citizens who will join online.
We hope you are all well and enjoying the springtime wherever you are in Europe!
We would like to update you on our next project events! In the context of our Crossoroads EU project we are glad and proud to invite you to attend four interesting sessions, in Spanish, co-organised by our partner Fundacion Xul.
The events will address the topic of Participatory Democracy in the European Union with dialogues at a national and an international level. The participants, in the second phase of the events, will also have the chance to develop the necessary skills to use Digital Platforms for democratic engagement – Decidim.
We kindly invite you to participate and to spread the voice among your network and friends.
IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF EUROPE: PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION In which Europe would you like to live in 10 or 20 years’ time? The Conference on the Future of Europe will begin on May 9, Europe Day, to define the direction that the European Union should take. Citizens and civil society will be able to give their opinion on the Europe they want and thus contribute to shaping its future in the medium and long term through a participatory forum. UEF and Xul Foundation invite you to participate in this process with Crossroads Europe, a European funded project, to collect proposals and opinions on the Europe we want in the field of participatory democracy and representation. These contributions will be collected in a document of policy recommendations to be submitted to the Conference on the Future of Europe. If you want to get involved and contribute, if you wonder how to develop participatory processes in times of pandemic, if you want to broaden your knowledge on citizen participation, if you want to contribute to the construction of Europe and to give your opinion on the challenges it faces and its future, we are counting on you. Do you want to rethink Europe with us? We have planned a series of spaces for dialogue and reflection, as well as virtual workshops that will take place in April.
Fundacion Xul The Spanish non-profit organization Xul Foundation, is one of the nine partners involved in the European project Crossroads Europe, led by the Union of European Federalists, which aims to promote cross-cutting dialogue on the construction of the EU around four thematic axes: climate change, international community, democracy and governance, and security and freedom.