Asambleas Ciudadanos


the Citizens' Assembly in Europe

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Citizens’ Movements in Europe : a new parliament, a new beginning ?

Matthieu Calame | Translations : français . Español . English

In 2009, the election of the new, deeply renewed European Parliament –65% new parliamentarians- has allowed European civic networks to express what they expect of Europe much more precisely. What is missing in Europe is not precisely movements. On the contrary, these compete to exist, to lead, while they are still amazingly dispersed. Next year the European Assembly will have the chance to pull the different movements together and to make contact with new parliamentarians + read more


Elections and the future of Europe: debate and proposals

Francois Soulard | Translations : français . français . English

The elections of European representatives to be held at the beginning of June, 2009 is the chance to give winds to an unsteady Europe that is in search of support. The Future Generation Foundation, the Higher Studies Institute of Social Communications, EuroActiv and the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation have taken the initiative and started a debate about the proposals for the future of Europe. These are multi-thematic proposals launched by various sectors from society which are published on the blog : + read more


Taking inventory, making contact and moving forward on the proposals

Francois Soulard | Translations : français . English . Español

The first step of a European Citizens’ Assembly consists of clearly seeing the many protagonists who plead for ta European construction and who try to strengthen it. Matthieu Calame, in charge of the initiative at the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress, is at an exploration and preliminary preparation stage + read more


Key ideas and methodological axes of the European Citizens' Assembly

Francois Soulard | Translations : français . Español . English

The coordinators meeting on Paris in June 2008 made possible to give a progress report on each assembly and to draw strategic axes to continue the path. This article gives a rapid look at the key ideas and directions to be followed for the European Assembly. Among these are to build a promoters’ coalition of the initiative, to rebound on the crisis of the parliamentary system and the next European elections + read more



EU Elections of the 7th June 2009 : a realistic blog that demands the impossible

The blog Challenge for Europe is online since last May to stimulate a public debate, constructive and demanding on the future of the European Union. It joins together proposals resulting from very diverse sources from Europe or from the world.


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