MERCATOR EUROPEAN DIALOGUE

The Mercator European Dialogue is a network of 150+ Members of Parliaments from across approximately 20+ Member States. The network convenes twice a year in different European cities and its members participate in regular, multilateral and thematic activities

Duration: 2014-2019 (Open) Budget: 114.000 €
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The Mercator European Dialogue is transforming the way political changemakers talk. Turning European Politics on its head, one conversation at a time. Across parties, across political ideologies, across borders. Our network of national parliamentarians is as diverse as Europe itself.

This European dialogue platform is a project by the German Marshall Fund of the United States in cooperation with the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, the Istituto Affari Internationali in Rome, and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy in Athens and is funded by Stiftung Mercator and since 2017 also by the King Baudouin Foundation.

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euobserver - Jun 1, 2017

From Greece to Scotland, we stand by Europe

The Open Letter for Europe Initiative is a first step to instigate collaboration across borders, encourage national parliamentarians to recognise their role in shaping the future of Europe and drive a conversation around forging new compromises and a renewed social contract between the EU and its citizens. Stephen Gethins is an MP in the Scottish National Party (UK), and Harry Theocharis is an independent MP (Greece). Gethins and Theocharis met during the Athens convening of the Mercator European Dialogue, a network of National Parliamentarians from across Europe launched by the Stiftung Mercator in cooperation with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Germany, the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Italy, the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) in Spain and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Greece.

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