Europeans present reality: Colloquium

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Article published on Feb. 14, 2008 has the pleasure to invite you at a colloquium hosted by REALITES EUROPEENNES DU PRESENT             Project « Europe : our Heritage, our City, our Future »   European Colloquium Nr 2  " EUROPE : OUR CITY  " 29 February – 1 March 2007 European Parliament , Eastman building, room EAS 300, rue Belliard 135, Bruxelles PROGRAMME           Mr.
, Secretary-General of REP, former MEP              Opening, Report on the results of colloquium Nr. 1 and the contributions of the participatory Forum, and presentation of colloquium Nr. 2  

FRIDAY 29 FEBRUARY 2008(from 16:00: welcome of participants)Chairman :Bruno BOISSIERE16:30

           by Mr Bruno BOISSIERE


 " 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 Parliament

                         Debate     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 Commission

                       Debate        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 "

" The 

                            by Mr , Editor and Leader Writer of the  

Ferdinando RICCARDIBulletin Quotidien Europe

           Questions and replies


         " Citizens' rights and responsibilities in the EU "

           by Mr Tony VENABLES, Director of European Citizen Action Service


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 Europe

                      Debate                   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, Bruxelles

        ·         Mr Roger VANCAMPENHOUT, Co-President of the Mouvement pour les Etats-Unis d'Europe (Gauche européenne)

                         General Debate

  12:45         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

Réalités Européennes du Présent is a think-tank founded in 1967 by Raymond Rifflet in association with key European figures like Etienne HIRSCH, Jean REY, Altiero SPINELLI, and  European  federalist and progressive activists including Jean-Pierre Gouzy, Honorary President.


Public colloquium : Free attendance, upon prior registration



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