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;
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....
Virginia Fiume, EUMANS Coordinator - Introductory Remarks (English) Watch the video
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
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
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