EUROPEAN MOVEMENTS FOR STRENGHTENING PANEUROPEAN CIVIL DIALOGUE
European Movement in Serbia in cooperation with European Movement International, and with support from Fund for Open Society, is organizing the Members Council of the European Movement International on the 27th and a Public Debate Enlargement - Work in Progress in Belgrade on the 28th of May 2011.
Members Council in Belgrade will be of essential importance for the integration process in Serbia since this will be the first time in the history of the European Movement International to organize the Members Council meeting not in Brussels, nor in a country which currently chairs the EU Council, but in a country which is not a member of the EU instead.
By organizing such an assembly in Serbia, which will bring together over 70 European Movement National Councils delegates, European Parliament representatives, EU experts and CSO representatives, as well as 50 Serbian Parliament representatives, domestic experts and CSOs representatives, an important message will be sent to Serbia and its citizens about the country’s European future and the role of CSOs on that path.
The European Movement International (EMI) is an international organization open to all political, economic, social and cultural trends in civil society. It is known as the principal and most recognized platform of pro-European organizations.
EMI aims to influence the reform process of the EU and to gain citizen support in line with its principles: “To contribute to the establishment of a united, federal Europe founded on the principles of peace, democracy, liberty, solidarity, and respect for basic human rights. It seeks to provide a structure to encourage and facilitate the active participation of citizens and civil society organizations in the development of a united Europe”.
EMI was created after the pan – European Congress in Hague (in May 1948). The European Movement was formally established on October 25, 1948 in Brussels.
To date, EMI is represented in 42 European countries, gathering 34 international associations. Its unique structure covers almost the entire area of geographic Europe: from Iceland to Turkey; from Portugal to Finland; EU member states, potential candidates as well as other European countries.
- PANEL DISSCUSSION „EUROPEAN INTEGRATION: POLITICS, PARLAMENTARISM, COMMUNICATION“
May 26, 2011, European Movement in Serbia
EMI MEMBERS COUNCIL
- Pat Cox, president of European Movement International
- Students of Faculty of Political Sciences and Law Faculty
May 27, 2011, National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia
PANEL DISSCUSSION „ENLARGEMENT – WORK IN PROGRESS“
May 28, 2011, National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia
- Enlargement Perspectives
- European Integration – The Role of Civil Society
Participants: Guests from the EU, representatives of the state institutions, diplomatic core, civil society and media
Project supported by: Fund for an Open Society