FRIDAY 29 FEBRUARY 2008(from 16:00: welcome of participants)Chairman :Bruno BOISSIERE16:30
by Mr Bruno BOISSIERE17:00
" Citizens' role and relations with the institutions of the European representative democracy "
by Mr Jo LEINEN, MEP (PSE, D), Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, European ParliamentDebate 18:00
" Civic dimensions in today's EU : institutions and policies "
by Mr Pierre MAIRESSE, Director « Sport, Youth and Citizenship », Directorate-General Education and Culture, European CommissionDebate Prof. Dr. , President of the Réalités Européennes du Présent 19:15
19:00 BreakChairman : Hartmut MARHOLD " The issue of European citizenship in the EU's current developments "
" Theby Mr , Editor and Leader Writer of the
Ferdinando RICCARDIBulletin Quotidien Europe
Questions and replies19:45
" Citizens' rights and responsibilities in the EU "
by Mr Tony VENABLES, Director of European Citizen Action ServiceDebate
SATURDAY 1 MARCH 2008, from 9:30 until 13:00
Chairman : Mr. Jean-Pierre GOUZY, Honorary President of the Réalités Européennes du Présent
09:30" How far has today's Europe got with participatory democracy? "
by Mr Henri MONCEAU, Programme Director for Transnational governance and deliberative democracy, Notre EuropeDebate 10:45 Round-table, chaired Ms EU-Correspondent Artsmanagement Network, with : · Ms , Member of Vice-President Margot Wallström's cabinet, European Commission
10:30 Break" The Lisbon Treaty and the prospects for the European political union : how to win citizens' support? " Tanya WITTAL-DÜERKOP,Floriana SIPALA
· Ms Jessica PENNET, Vice-President of the Young European Federalists (JEF Europe)
· Ms Alix CHAMBRIS, Cafebabel.com Bruxelles
· Mr Roger VANCAMPENHOUT, Co-President of the Mouvement pour les Etats-Unis d'Europe (Gauche européenne)
General Debate12:45 Conclusions of the colloquium by Mr , President of REP
(All speakers in the programme are confirmed)
Simultaneous interprétation will be provided from French, English and German into French
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