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Convention on the future of Europe

Why?

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.

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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.

Speaker at the session: Josep Piqué, Economist, businessman and former minister of the Government of Spain
 

2nd Session: Towards a third Convention for the new EU

Speaker at the session: Maite Pagazaurtundúa, MEP, Vice-President of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
 

3st session: "The European Union in the face of the digital economy and artificial intelligence: position and leadership"

Speakers in the session: Julio Faura, CEO of Adhara, and Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras, Universidad Carlos III, Member of the Expert Group of the Commission to support the Observatory on the Online Platform Economy
 

4nd Session: "Recovery of the EU, an economic-legal vision"

Speakers in the session: Ana Fernández-Tresguerres García, Notary of Madrid. Full Member of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Spain, and Francisco Uría Fernández, Principal Partner of KPMG Abogados and Partner responsible for the financial sector at EMEA level at KPMG
 

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.

Publications

Views from Civil Society for the future of Europe

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.

 

  • ANA ALONSO MONTES
  • BEATRIZ BECERRA BASTERRECHEA
  • LUIS BOUZA GARCÍA
  • JUAN CARLOS CALVO CORBELLA
  • RUBÉN CANO PÉREZ
  • AMANDA COHEN BENCHETRIT
  • SUSANA DEL RÍO VILLAR
  • JULIO FAURA ENRÍQUEZ
  • FRANCISCO GONZÁLEZ DE LENA
  • JOSÉ MANUEL GONZÁLEZ JATO
  • GLORIA HERNÁNDEZ ALER
  • JUAN LUIS MANFREDI SÁNCHEZ
  • ALBERTO MONREAL LASHERAS
  • VICENTE J. MONTES GAN
  • JORGE PADILLA WHITE
  • JOSEP PIQUE CAMPS
  • ALBERTO D. PRIETO DÁVILA
  • TERESA RODRÍGUEZ DE LAS HERAS BALLELL
  • RAFAEL RUBIO NÚÑEZ
  • FRANCISCO URÍA FERNÁNDEZ

Related Items

Fide Conversations:
Towards a third Convention for the new EU

With:

  • Susana Del Río Villar, Doctor in Political Science; member of the EU Committee of Experts. He directs the Fide Working Group "GT Convention on the future of Europe". Member of the Academic Council of Fide.
  • Maite Pagazaurtundúa, MEP, Vice-President of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Article: The great European decision

By Susana del Río Villar

Posted in section Mundo from the Alternative Magazine on March 10, 2021

Group Director

Susana del Río Villar

Doctor in Political Science; academic of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts; Member of the Committee of Independent Experts of the European Commission; Expert for the Committee on Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament; Professor at the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies, Master EU. Director of the Upgrading Europe and Erasmus + Campus EU projects. Author of three books on European politics; columnist for El Correo. Member of the Academic Council of Fide.

Academic coordination: Victoria Dal Lake

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