EUMANS Member Assembly 9/3 - Letter of Convocation and Agenda

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EUMANS Member Assembly 9/3 - Letter of Convocation and Agenda

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***This is the convocation of the next EUMANS Members Assembly - use the forum if you want to start and share some inputs on the different topics we will discuss during the Assembly.***

(If you are a EUMANS Member and you want to discuss how the Assembly in itself should work, here is the dedicated thread on EUMANS Agorá.

A simultaneous translation of the Assembly will be available in English and Italian


EUMANS MEMBERS ASSEMBLY - 9th MARCH 2021 - from 8.30 PM CET (registration link - different from other EUMANS MEETINGS)


How could we leverage Europe to strengthen democracy and sustainability?


We would like to invite you to the EUMANS Members’ Assembly on the 9th of March 2021 from 8.30 PM to 10.30 PM. 



The EUMANS Assembly will be an opportunity to review the framework of EU and member states’ political debate, with a special focus on the potentially imminent launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe, the adoption of implementation rules of the Recovery Plan and the need to hold Governments accountable on sustainability, democracy and the rule of law. 



We will assess the initiatives currently promoted by EUMANS, in particular: 



- the European Citizens Initiative stopglobalwarming.eu, which is accelerating the push for European carbon pricing and saw our movement connect over 70 Mayors. Its aim is to support the fight against climate change through participatory democracy and to progressively empower more European citizens including artists, intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and civil society organisations.



- the push for the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe, highlighting the need to include citizens assemblies selected on the basis of a draw both at a EU and national level and the role that EUMANS can play within the network of civil society organisations and the movements Citizens Take Over Europe.



- the results of the last Council On Participatory Democracy and the follow-up to the EU Can Do It Petition on the European Health Union



- the action to be taken at a European level to guarantee equal dignity to participatory democracy in terms of information and impact to ensure a functioning democracy that is based on the combination of representative democracy and participatory democracy to make change happen.



We invited to the Assembly a few citizens that crossed our path in the last few months, and have allies and partners of all the initiatives we are carrying on. 



The goal of the Assembly will be to identify a path towards the EUMANS Constituent Assembly to be held in Warsaw in the summer of 2021 and to evaluate the implementation of the current statute.



In particular, we will focus on: 



- Which instruments of participatory democracy can be activated to promote democracy and sustainability. Our original idea was a package of European Citizens Initiative or Petitions; however we could also consider starting from small-scale self-organised citizens assemblies



- How can we enforce the two “bodies” included in the EUMANS Statute (The Council on Participatory Democracy and the Committee of the Wise ) so that they serve the goal of a constituent Assembly in Warsaw 



The Assembly will be public (registration link), but only invited guests, members or subscribers to EUMANS Activation Agreement will be able to intervene.

Participation rules of discussion and the proposals for the Assembly Members are open for discussion on EUMANS Agora, the official activity platform of EUMANS.


We look forward to have you with us, 



Marco Cappato, President of EUMANS 

Virginia Fiume, Coordinator of EUMANS 

Coordinator of EUMANS
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The Wise Committee - Re: EUMANS Member Assembly 9/3 - Letter of Convocation and Agenda

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I want to thank you our Member Flavia Pansieri for the review of the convocation letter.
In her comments, she made a suggestion on the name we gave to the "Wise Committee" in the Activation Agreement

She suggests it should be called "Advisory Committee" or "Expert Committee".

As a reference for this part of the debate, here is how this "body" is described in the Activation Agreement:

EUMANS! aims to provide academic and scientific support to each initiative and to help evaluate, develop and strengthen the impact of each initiative on the basis of the scientific method.
Coordinator of EUMANS