All publications of activities related to COVID-19. Summaries of sessions as well as documents and legislative proposals as a result of the work of the Crisis Cabinets.
Fide starts this GT whose fundamental axis will be analyze why it is necessary to convene, during this European legislature that is beginning, a new European Convention. An innovative body to work and make policy that defines and gives content to the work of the European institutions and reflects it in European policy, in specific policies and in European legislation.
This Convention would be the third after the one that drew up the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, legally linked to the Lisbon Treaty, and the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, which finally did not advance.
The objective of this WG is to help the EU to take a leap in its decision-making method with a political model of debate and consensus that already worked in the two European Conventions I and II. The European Convention worked by giving a voice in a joint body to politicians, representatives of European institutions, and civil society entities. The group will work with the objective of preparing a consensus document of conclusions and proposals.
Opening session: Europe today.
2nd Session: Towards a third Convention for the new EU
3st session: "The European Union in the face of the digital economy and artificial intelligence: position and leadership"
4nd Session: "Recovery of the EU, an economic-legal vision"
5nd Session: "Political and economic governance: the digital challenge"
Speakers: Alexander Neut, Economist Global Modeling & Long Term Unit, BBVA, and Susana del Río Villar, Doctor Cum Laude PhD unanimously in Political Science and Sociology; Extraordinary Doctorate Award in Social and Legal Sciences.
6th Session: "The European Green Pact"
Speakers: Valentín Alfaya, Director of Sustainability at Ferrovial, Valvanera Ulargui, Director of the Spanish Office for Climate Change, and Guillermina Yanguas, Magistrate Doctor of Law. Professor at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE.
The WG Convention on the Future of Europe has prepared proposals for the Conference on the Future of Europe. Featured Representatives of entities from all spheres, contribute in the documents reflections, ideas and proposals for the great European debate to listen to civil society European Union in the framework of the Conference on the future of Europe, CoFoE.
Fide organizes this cycle of sessions in which the Documents that the WG Convention on the Future of Europe of Fide has prepared will be presented.
1st Session: Tuesday, November 2 - Rule of Law (face-to-face and online): Speaker: Ana Fernández-Tresguerres (Application)
2nd session: Monday, November 22 - Digitization (online): Speaker: Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras (Application)
3rd session: Monday, November 29 European Recovery Fund, Next Generation EU (face-to-face and online): Speaker: Francisco Uría (Application)
Document, directed by Susana del Río Villar, Director of the Working Group: "Convention on the Future of Europe", Member of the Academic Council of Fide, which brings together the contributions of 20 professionals from different fields, jurists, political scientists, academics, professors, consultants, economists, journalists, all of them, members of the Working Group, with the aim of contributing ideas, vectors for debate within the European Union.
In the words of the group director: “Working in the defense of the European Union, in giving visibility to its meaning, achievements, challenges and challenges, also consists of observing the past of the History of Europe to continue building. The European Union is a goal for the present and for the future. This unique moment in history requires and models a way to promote democratic action in the EU from different perspectives, from the knowledge of different professionals. "
We are convinced that the reflections contained in this document offer a good starting point for civil society to improve and strengthen Europe.
All the people who have participated in this Fide working group have done so in a personal capacity and not on behalf of the entities, offices, Universities or companies, where they carry out their professional work, so these conclusions do not reflect and They do not collect institutional but specific positions of each one of the members of the group.
Academic coordination: Victoria Dal Lake