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Workgroup

Convention on the future of Europe

Why?

Fide initiates this WG 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.

Speaker at the session: Joseph Pique, 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 Pagazaurtundua, 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 Uria Fernandez, 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 Rio 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: VAlentin 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

Presentation of proposals

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 elaborated.

  • 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)

  • 4th session: Monday, January 31, 2022 - European Green Pact (face-to-face and online): Speaker: Mariano Bacigalupo, Counselor of the CNMC and University Professor (UNED), Academic Counselor of Fide. (Application)

Views from Civil Society for the future of Europe

Document, directed by Susana del Rio 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, lawyers, political scientists, academics, professors, consultants, economists, journalists, all of them members of the Working Group, with the aim of contributing ideas, vectors for the 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 GARCIA
  • JUAN CARLOS CALVO CORBELLA
  • RUBEN CANO PEREZ
  • AMANDA COHEN BENCHETRIT
  • SUSANA DEL RIO VILLAR
  • JULY FAURA ENRIQUEZ
  • FRANCISCO GONZALEZ DE LENA
  • JOSE MANUEL GONZALEZ JATO
  • GLORIA HERNANDEZ ALER
  • JUAN LUIS MANFREDI SANCHEZ
  • ALBERTO MONREAL LASHERAS
  • VICENTE J. MONTES GAN
  • JORGE PADILLA WHITE
  • JOSEP PIQUE CAMPS
  • ALBERTO D. PRIETO DAVILA
  • TERESA RODRIGUEZ DE LAS HERAS BALLELL
  • RAFAEL RUBIO NÚÑEZ
  • FRANCISCO URÍA FERNÁNDEZ

 

All the people who have participated in this working group of Fide, 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 do not include institutional positions but rather particular ones of each one of the members of the group.

Related Items

conversations Fide:
Towards a third Convention for the new EU

With:

  • Susana Del Río Villar, Ph.D. in Political Science; member Committee of EU experts. Lead the working group Fide «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 World from the Alternative Magazine on March 10, 2021

Group Director

Susana del Rio 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, EU Master. Director of the Upgrading Europe and Erasmus+ Campus EU projects. Author of three books on European politics; columnist for The Mail. Member of the Academic Council of Fide.

Academic coordination: Victory Dal Lago

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