European Federalist Party

Brussels, 13 November 2013

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Results of the 3rd Convention of the European Federalist Party

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The European Federalist Party successfully held its 3rd European Federal Convention in Brussels this past weekend (November 9th and 10th) with the theme: “Bridging the gap between civil society and European politics”. Around 200 participants from all over Europe attended the two-day event at the Press Club Brussels, which received the high patronage of the European Parliament.

On Saturday 9th the conference hosted two debates with high level speakers including members of the European Parliament, representatives from NGOs and businesses from around Europe. The first part focused on the key challenges that Europe is facing today, including foreign policy, transparency of European decision-making, economic stability, and welfare and quality of life. In turn, the second panel focused on the difficulties and strategies of communicating the idea of Europe and engaging Europeans. It was also the opportunity for the panellists to present the wide array of initiatives and projects that they have been running over recent months, including art exhibits, visual design projects, online platforms and European Citizens’ Initiatives. The full agenda and list of speakers can be accessed here.

On Sunday 10th the Convention voted and adopted the political programme that will be defended by the candidates running with the EFP at the 2014 European Parliament Elections. The final programme can be accessed here.

The message of co-Presidents Pietro De Matteis and Yves Gernigon emphasized “This is the beginning of a new era in European politics. Now the European Federalist Party is ready to face the rising nationalist forces thanks to a sound political programme that we will defend ahead of the next European elections! All pro-Europeans and federalists should now join us to change Europe!”.

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Who we are:

The European Federalist Party (EFP) is the pan-European party for a more democratic, united and solidary Europe: a Europe of the people and for the people. The EFP was founded in 2011 in Paris by citizens from all over Europe and has since developed into a cross-border movement with thousands of members, supporters and chapters in 18 EU states. The EFP was instrumental in the introduction of several key laws and reforms in the EU, including improvements to the Lisbon treaty, the European Citizens’ Initiative and the EU roaming regulation.

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