EUMANS Assembly 9th of March - 9th of May Europe Day - Signature Day

 

 

On the 9th of March EUMANS held its Public Assembly. This is the final statement that was voted by the participants (members and activists). In the next weeks we will proceed with the implementation of this proposal and the coordination with the promoters of European Citizens Initiatives who agree in the need of making the 9th of May the first European Signatures Day in the European Union. You can join the conversation (and the action) already on EUMANS Agorá.

EUMANS Members Assembly identifies the date of the 9th of May - Europe Day as a central appointment for the realisation of its Statute’s mission, through the self-organisation of the first EUROPEAN CITIZENS INITIATIVE SIGN DAY in the European Union, cooperating and offering full creative and operational support to the promoters of all other ongoing European Citizens Initiatives. The action day aims to embody the requests made with the two letters sent to Commissioner Vera Jourova (December 2019 and February 2021) and the feedback officially submitted to the European Commission consultation on the Democracy Action Plan demanding Equal Dignity for Participatory Democracy compared with representative democracy in terms of information and resources. All the EU institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, Committee of the Regions, European Economic and Social Committee) will be informed about the initiative, with the goal of fostering the maximum level of collaboration.



OTHER DECISIONS TAKEN DURING THE ASSEMBLY 

Manlio Trovato suggested an amendment for the Regulation of the Works of EUMANS Assemblies; 

Previous version: 
 

EUMANS Members and Subscribers of the Activation Agreement receive an email from the President or the Coordinator at least 2 hours before the beginning of the Assembly....

New approved version: 

EUMANS Members and Subscribers of the Activation Agreement receive an email from the President or the Coordinator at least 2 days before the beginning of the Assembly....


LIST OF SPEECHES 

Marco Cappato, EUMANS President and promoter of StopGlobalWarming.eu European Citizens Initiative - Introduction (Italian) Watch the video

Virginia Fiume, EUMANS Coordinator - Introductory Remarks (English) Watch the video
https://youtu.be/e9c6m2vCpwY?t=251 

Marco Cappato, EUMANS President on the order of works and suggested amendments to the regulation of the works (Italian) Watch the video

Violeta Bulc, Former EU Commissioner for transport and founder of EcoCivilsation, on her perspective on the relationship between EU Institutions and Participatory Democracy initiatives led by Citizens Committees (English) Watch the video

Niccolo Milanese, Director of European Alternatives and promoter of the coalition Citizens Take Over Europe (English) Watch the video 

Roger Casale, Director of New Europeans and Europe Future Fringe, former MP in the UK and EUMANS Member (English) Watch the video

Marco Cappato, EUMANS President’s speech and introduction to the General Debate (Italian) Watch the video

Alessandra Moretti, MEP Partito Democratico - S&D (Italian) Watch the video 

Paolo Petralia Camassa, Deputy Mayor of the City of Palermo, co-promoter of Mayors to StopGlobalWarming.eu and EUMANS Member (Italian) Watch the video

Guido De Simone, EUMANS Member (Italian) Watch the video

Davide Galizia, Observer (Italian) Watch the video

Tony Venables, Director of ECIT Foundation and Promoter of Voters Without Borders European Citizens Initiative - he describes the European Citizens Initiative and the need of joint efforts for the 9th of May Europe SIGN Day (English) Watch the video

Manlio Trovato, EUMANS Member and activist of Voterswithoutborders (English) Watch the video 

Ali Mutlu Köylüoğlu, Helwig Fenne. Universal Basic Income European Citizens Initiative on their initiative and on the 9th of May action day (English) Watch the video

Andrea Salimbeni, EUMANS Member and scientific lead of EUMANS initiatives for the environment (English) Watch the video

Lorenzo Mineo, EUMANS Member and coordinator of StopglobalWarming.eu European Citizens Initiative in Italy and Politici Per Caso, initiative for the institutionalisation of sortition based citizens assemblies (Italian) Watch the video

Michele Minieri, EUMANS Member (Italian) Watch the video

Marco Ciurcina, Freedom to Share European Citizens Initiative on the initiative for the legalisation of file sharing and on the 9th of May initiative for Equal Dignity for Participatory Democracy  Watch the video

Marco Cappato, EUMANS President Watch the video

Virginia Fiume, EUMANS Coordinator Watch the video


ADDITIONAL REFERENCES: 
Convocation letter of the EUMANS Assembly
Documents sent in preparation of the Assembly 
Coordinator's introductory remarks