THE EUROPEAN CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE – WHERE DO WE STAND ?
A major innovation of the EU Treaty of Lisbon allowing one million citizens from a significant number of EU Member States to ask the European Commission to propose new legislation, allowing citizens the direct right to influence the EU’s legislative agenda. European Alternatives is pleased to be participating in this seminar organised by the European Parliament Representation in the UK. We will present the idea of European campaigning, and present two Initiatives we are currently working on – one on media pluralism and one on gay rights in Europe.
THURSDAY, 9 December 2010 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Europe House, 32 Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3EU
DIANA WALLIS, MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament
BERND BIERVERT, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Sefkovic
ROLF BUECHI of the Think Tank IRI – Europe (Initiative, Referendum Institute)
LORENZO MARSILI, European Alternatives Community groups,
NGOs, academics, policy and opinion formers may find this event interesting. The event is free and open to all on a first-come first-served basis.
To register please email Joanna.firstname.lastname@example.org by 30/11/2010 giving the title of the event you are registering for. For further information please contact Elisabeth Sweeney Tel: 0207 227 4328
This event will be followed by a debate on the Sakharov Human Rights Prize which is also open to the public.