The Greens - EFA

European Citizens' Initiative: How to get it started

recorded stream: from the European Parliament - Brussels

29 June 2011 from 15:00 to 18:30

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PART I: POLITICAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK

 15:00
Introduction and keynote
Imperatives and challenges of transnational democracy, by Gerald Häfner, Greens/EFA MEP, rapporteur on the ECI

15:15
Panel: Making the ECI work

Chair: Eva Lichtenberger, MEP, Greens/EFA

  • Jens Nymand-Christensen, European Commission, Director for Parliamentary and Interinstitutional Issues
  • Alain Lamassoure (tbc), MEP, EPP, rapporteur on the ECI
  • Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann, Chairwoman, Europa-Union Berlin
  • Mag. Robert Stein, Austrian Ministry of the Interior - Head of Department of Electoral Affairs

PART II: INITIATIVES: READY AND WAITING

16:00
Panel: Presentation of ECI projects

Chair: Ulrike Lunacek, MEP, Greens/EFA

  • ECI 1: anti-nuclear ECI
  • ECI 2: not yet clear
  • N.N.: Introduction to the ECIs presented at the open space

 16:30
Open space
Thematic tables of related ECI projects providing network opportunities Info tables providing support for ECI organisers

PART III: HOW TO START AN ECI

17:15
Panel: Q&A with experts

Chair: Gerald Häfner, MEP, Greens/EFA

  • Bruno Kaufmann, President, Initiative and Referendum Institute Europe
  • Carsten Berg, Director of ECI Campaign, Democracy International
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Joerges (tbc), Director of the Centre for European Law and Politics at the University of Bremen
  • Markus Beckedahl, chairman of Digitale Gesellschaft and chief editor of Netzpolitik.org

 18:15
Conclusions
Sandrine Bélier
, MEP, Greens/EFA

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