EUMANS 2020. HOW CITIZENS CAN CHANGE EUROPE

BRUSSELS, DEC. 12-13 2019

INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANISATIONS FROM ALL AROUND EUROPE ARE GATHERING IN BRUSSELS ON DEC. 12-13 TO JOIN EFFORTS FOR A BOTTOM-UP CITIZENS' REFORM OF EUROPEAN POLICIES.

EUMANS 2020 IS A JOINT INITIATIVE BY EUROPEAN CITIZENS AND ORGANISATIONS.

ACTIVISTS, POLITICIANS, SCHOLARS, CAMPAIGNERS, JOURNALISTS, MEPs ARE ALL WELCOME TO BRING IN IDEAS AND SHARE PRIORITIES FOR A COMMON MOBILIZATION.

 

WORKING LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN

TO JOIN IN AS A DISCUSSANT PLEASE CONTACT VIRGINIA FIUME
TO JOIN IN THE AUDIENCE PLEASE 
REGISTER HERE BY DEC 10th at 7PM
ONLINE ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE THE LINK AFTER COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION 

European Economic and Social Committee
Rue Belliard 99-101, 1000 Bruxelles

PROGRAM

11TH DECEMBER

c/o La Piola Libri

6.00 PM - Book Launch - Farnesina Radicale by Marco Perduca
Guests: Marco Perduca, Marco Cappato, Federica Sabbati

12TH DECEMBER

c/o Room JDE 63 - European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Belliard, 99-101
* Registration and ID card required to access.

2.00 PM
Guests Registration

2.30 - 5.30 PM
THE RIGHT OF AND THE RIGHT TO SCIENCE

Welcome Speech
Antonio Longo, European Economic and Social Committee

A EU Reform through participatory democracy
Marco Cappato, Virginia Fiume - EUMANS

The Right to science
Marco Perduca, Science for Democracy

Carbon Pricing and Aviation Tax
Carlo Maresca, StopGlobalWarming.eu
Eleonora Evi, MEP, Movimento5Stelle
Daniel Buria, COP25 Negotiator - Tempus Analytica (video conference)
Timotehee Galvairee, Fairosene.eu
André Gattolin, Senator, La République en Marche

Genome Editing
Dr Oana Dima, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology
Professor Klaus Ammann, University of Bern

Digital Rights - Interoperability, Artificial Intelligence, File Sharing
Andrea Andreoli, Interoperability Open Project - EUMANS
Maria Luisa Stasi, Article 19
Marco Ciurcina, Pirate Party - Italy
 

6.00 - 7:30 PM
MOBILIZATION IN PLACE LUXEMBURG
ECIs activists campaigning in Place Luxemburg.
Co-promoted by TheGoodLobby, ECIT Foundation, EUMANS


8.15 - 11:00 PM
EUMANS DINNER 
c/o L'Horloge du Sud, Rue du Trône 141, 1050 

An opportunity to meet with the seminar attendees, Marco Cappato and the other Eumans.
Fixed menu 15€ + drinks
Register here

13TH DECEMBER

c/o Room JDE 63 - European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Belliard, 99-101
* Registration and ID card required to access

9.30 AM - 4.00 PM
RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL LIBERTIES. EUROPEAN CITIZENS INITIATIVES

Information and democratic participation
Niccolò Milanesi, European Alternatives

Rule of law and fundamental rights
Federico Anghelè, TheGoodLobby
Annalisa Angieri, ForMyRights.eu - EUMANS
Benny Tai, Hong Kong Umbrella Movement, University of Hong Kong (video conference)
Filippo De Agostin, ALBI - Action Laïque Belgo-Italienne
Veneta Magistrelli,  European Citizens Initiative "Stop corruption in Europe at its root, by cutting off funds to countries with inefficient judiciary after deadline"

Political Rights
Petar Markovic, ECIT
Lorenzo Mineo, EUMANS
Carsten Berg, The ECI Campaign

Cannabis Legalisation
Benjamin Jeanroy, ECHO Citoyens
Lorenzo Mineo, Cannabis Legalisation Open Project - EUMANS
Marco Perduca, Science for Democracy

Transnational political activism. A movement of citizens
Marco Cappato, Associazione Luca Coscioni
Maria Luisa Stasi, Article19
Celeste Bonamy, ULB University
Christian Renoux, Coordination pour l'éducation à la non-violence et à la paix
Xavier Dutoit, OpenECI

4.00-6:00 PM
THE GOOD LOBBY AWARDS
c/o Room VMA3 – European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Van Maerlant 2 
Registration here (This registration is valid only for The Good Lobby event) 

 

HOW CITIZENS CAN CHANGE EUROPE

by Marco Cappato

Manipulation of elections. Growing C02 emissions, for free. Agreements with Turkey and Libya to stop migrants at the price of violating human rights. Suppression of free media in Hungary, governmental control of judges in Poland, erosion of the Rule of Law all around Europe. Prohibition of genome editing and embryonic stem cell research. Inaction before China's escalating political and technological supremacy, pursued also through general surveillance and repression of dissent. The weakness of common European social rights, and much more.
All this is not primarily the EU's fault. National Governments are responsible for the most. Still, it is time now for the EU to act as a whole.
 
It would be naive to keep waiting for Governments, Parliaments and national political parties agreeing to take urgent decisions at European level to fight against Global Warming, counter digital monopolies and promote a Civic Artificial Intelligence; to defend the Rule of Law and abandon Prohibitionism on Scientific Research, and to promote Participatory Democracy. Action is needed regardless of the short-sighting of national electoral politics.
 
Citizens, activists, NGOs can join efforts in a common mobilization to bring bottom-up Democracy at the heart of Europe.
Citizens from different countries and backgrounds are taking the streets and connecting with others throughout Europe to find a common ground for nonviolent, democratic, political initiatives. European Citizens Initiatives have been launched on issues such as Rule of Law, Carbon Pricing, Aviation Fuel, Genome Editing and more are to come.
A Europe-wide citizens mobilization on shared policy goals may be able to ignite a bottom-up wide reform of European policies. How can it work?
 
We are meeting in Brussels on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 December for two days long gathering of activists, experts, nonviolent leaders, associations sharing views, experience and ideas.

EUMANS call individuals, NGOs, MEPs, scientists, journalists, students, workers, businessmen, citizens from any background to join. We will discuss how a pan-European democratic, nonviolent citizens mobilization can work and what relevant goals can be achieved together.
We're also planning to go the streets on Thursday evening campaigning for ongoing European Citizens Initiatives.
 

We call it EUMANS 2020, meaning that
we can all be in.

 

 

par Marco Cappato

Manipulation des élections. Les émissions de C02 qui augmentent, gratuitement. Accords avec la Turquie et la Libye pour arrêter les migrants au prix de violations des droits de l'homme. Suppression des médias indépendants en Hongrie, le gouvernement qui contrôle les juges en Pologne, érosion de l'Etat de droit dans toute l'Europe. Interdiction de l'édition du génome et de la recherche sur les cellules souches embryonnaires (CSE). L’inaction face à l’escalade de la suprématie politique et technologique de la Chine, poursuivie également par la surveillance générale et la répression de la dissidence. Faiblesse des droits sociaux européens et bien plus encore.

Tout ça n'est pas uniquement la faute de l'UE. Les gouvernements nationaux sont pour la plupart les responsables. Il est maintenant temps que l'UE agisse. Il serait naïf de continuer à attendre les gouvernements, les parlements et les partis politiques nationaux pour qu’ils prennent des décisions urgentes au niveau européen pour lutter contre le réchauffement climatique, pour lutter contre les monopoles numériques et promouvoir une intelligence artificielle civique; défendre l’Etat de droit et abandonner le prohibitionnisme sur la recherche scientifique et promouvoir la démocratie participative. Une action est nécessaire indépendamment de la vision à court terme de la politique électorale nationale.

Les citoyens, les activistes et les ONG peuvent unir leurs efforts pour une mobilisation commune de bas en haut pour amener la démocratie au cœur de l'Europe. Des initiatives citoyens européens ont été lancées sur des questions telles que l'état de droit, le changement climatique, le carburant d'aviation, la modification du génome et bien plus encore. Des citoyens de différents pays et de différents milieux descendent dans la rue et se connectent avec d'autres partout en Europe pour trouver un terrain commun pour des initiatives politiques non-violentes et démocratiques. Une mobilisation des citoyens à l'échelle européenne autour d'objectifs politiques communs pourrait peut-être déclencher une vaste réforme ascendante des politiques européennes. Comment cela peut marcher ?

Nous nous réunissons à Bruxelles le jeudi 12 et le vendredi 13 décembre pour une réunion de deux jours avec des activistes, des experts, des leaders non-violents et des associations qui partagent leurs points de vue, leurs expériences et leurs idées. Nous appelons des personnes, des ONG, des députés européens, des scientifiques, des journalistes, des étudiants, des travailleurs et des hommes d’affaires à se joindre à nous. Nous discuterons comment une mobilisation paneuropéenne démocratique et non violente des citoyens peut fonctionner et nous discuterons des objectifs pertinents qui peuvent être atteints tous ensemble.

Nous prévoyons également de descendre dans la rue jeudi soir pour faire campagne pour les ICE en cours.

Nous l'appelons EUMANS 2020, ce qui signifie que nous pouvons tous participer.

N'hésitez pas à nous joindre !

di Marco Cappato

Manipolazione delle elezioni. Emissioni di C02 che continuano a crescere senza freno. Accordi con la Turchia e la Libia per fermare i migranti al costo della violazione dei diritti umani. Soppressione della stampa libera in Ungheria, controllo dei giudici da parte del governo in Polonia, erosione dello Stato di diritto in tutta Europa. Divieto di manipolazione del genoma e ricerca sulle cellule staminali embrionali. Nessuna presa di posizione verso la crescente supremazia politica e tecnologica della Cina, perseguita anche attraverso la sorveglianza generale e la repressione del dissenso. Debolezza dei diritti sociali europei, e molto altro.
Tutto questo non è soltanto colpa dell'UE. I principali responsabili sono proprio i governi nazionali. È tempo che l’UE agisca.

Sarebbe ingenuo continuare ad aspettare che governi, parlamenti e partiti politici nazionali accettino di prendere decisioni urgenti a livello europeo per combattere il riscaldamento globale, contrastare i monopoli digitali e promuovere un'intelligenza artificiale civica; difendere lo stato di diritto e abbandonare il proibizionismo nella ricerca scientifica e promuovere la democrazia partecipativa. È necessaria un'azione a prescindere dalla miopia della politica elettorale nazionale.

Cittadini, attivisti, ONG possono unire le proprie forze e mobilitarsi per portare a democrazia dal basso verso l'alto dritta al cuore dell'Europa.
Sono state già promosse Iniziative dei Cittadini Europei su questioni come lo stato di diritto, i cambiamenti climatici, il carburante per l'aviazione, l'editing del genoma e ce ne saranno molte altre ancora. Cittadini provenienti da paesi e background differenti stanno scendendo nelle strade e si connettono gli uni con altri in tutta Europa per trovare un terreno comune per lanciare iniziative politiche non violente e democratiche. Una mobilitazione dei cittadini a livello europeo su obiettivi politici comuni potrebbe essere in grado di innescare una riforma delle politiche europee dal basso verso l'alto. Come può funzionare?

Ci incontreremo a Bruxelles giovedì 12 dicembre e venerdì 13 dicembre per un incontro di due giorni con attivisti, esperti, leader nonviolenti e diverse associazioni che condivideranno le loro opinioni, esperienze e idee. Chiediamo alle singole persone, ONG, europarlamentari, scienziati, giornalisti, studenti, lavoratori e imprenditori di unirsi. Discuteremo di come può funzionare una mobilitazione democratica e nonviolenta dei cittadini paneuropei e quali obiettivi possono essere raggiunti insieme.

Stiamo anche programmando di scendere nelle piazze giovedì sera per promuovere le Iniziative dei Cittadini Europei in corso.

Lo chiamiamo EUMANS 2020, significa che tutti possono farne parte. Unisciti a noi !


EUMANS MOBILIZATION IS FUNDED BY INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS AND IT IS RUN BY ACTIVISTS. NO MATTER HOW SMALL IT CAN BE, ANY DONATION IS AN EFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTION TO ACHIEVING COMMON POLITICAL GOALS.

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