Mercator European Dialogue. Reconnecting People with the EU

A joint European narrative is needed to support the European integration process

ACTIVITAT REALITZADA
4 març 2016 - 09:00h
LOCALITZACIÓ: CIDOB, sala Jordi Maragall, Elisabets 12,08001 Barcelona
ORGANITZAT PER: CIDOB with the collaboration of GMF, IAI and ELIAMEP and the support of Stiftung Mercator

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Objectiu

There is an urgent need to reconnect the European idea to both political elites and citizens in order to renew a sense of ownership of the European project. Our workshop will provide MPs with the chance to explore why and how we need to reconnect people with the EU, what role civil society, education and mobility initiatives and programmes can play and how communicating better can help to achieve this purpose.

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Participants

SPEAKERS

Tanja Backherms

Tanja Backherms

International Affairs, Stiftung Mercator

Carme Colomina

Carme Colomina

Associate Researcher, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Pol Morillas

Pol Morillas

Research Fellow in European Affairs, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Judit Vallès

Judit Vallès

President, Young European Federalists in Catalonia

Peter Woodward

Peter Woodward

Lead facilitator, Quest Associates

Annegret Wulff

Annegret Wulff

CitizensLab and Theodor Heuss Kolleg, MitOst e.V.

Mercator European Dialogue. Reconnecting People with the EU ACTIVITAT REALITZADA

09:00h Registration

09:15h Welcome, session aims, introductions

Pol Morillas, Research Fellow in European Affairs, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Peter Woodward, Lead facilitator, Quest Associates

09:30h Why is there a growing need to reconnect people with the EU?

Overview perspective

Pol Morillas, Research Fellow in European Affairs, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Participants discussion and perspectives on the need to reconnect

10:20h Refreshments

10:40h Exploring current education and mobility programmes

Annegret Wulff, Active Citizenship Unit, MitOst

Tanja Backherms, Project Associate, Stiftung Mercator 

Judit Vallès, President, Young European Federalists in Catalonia

Participants explore different education/mobility programmes and their ownexperiences highlight key observations on what is working and what is not

Feedback of insights to plenary

 

12:20h Lunch

13:10h The challenge of communicating contested and complex issues

Carme Colomina, Associate Researcher, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)           

Participants develop key recommendations to achieve more effective communication on EU with citizens

14:40h Refreshments

15:00h Where do we go from here?

Groups identify specific ideas/recommendations for actions/programmes and agree next reps from today

16:00h Close