Council on participatory Democracy - 5 incontro - Novembre/Dicembre

Ciao a tutti, 
Metto qui alcuni appunti per avviare la discussione sul prossimo il prossimo Council On Participatory Democracy, da ipotizzare tra l'ultima settimana di novembre e la prima di dicembre, alla luce della situazione attuale europea in particolare ribadendo la centralitá della sostenibilitá ambientale a partire dalla propsota di stopglobalwarming.eu (e il collegamento con la campagna iscrizioni di EUMANS). 

ricordo che il Conucil on Participatory Democracy è ora parte dello Statuto di Eumans. 

A noi :) 


SUSTAINABLE DEMOCRACY IN A SUSTAINABLE PLANET
5th COUNCIL ON PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY

 

Draft Program

SESSION 1
Democracy, Rule of Law and Participation during the Covid19 emergency

Topics:
- Conference on the Future of Europe: why it is more important now than ever - perspectives and actions
- European Commission Report
- Strengthening Political and Democractic Rights in the European Union starting from European Citizens Initiatives
- The third way towards a functional democracy: participatory democracy and representative democracy

SESSION 2
The need of media and information for impactful citizens participation

- Equal Dignity for Participatory Democracy:  why the lack of information on participatory democracy initiatives weaknesses the impact of democratic civil society and citizens participation
- Sustainability of publishers and media independence: dependency on advertisement, working conditions of journalists, emergence of new forms of media, the role of digital platforms and social networks
- The European Public Spheres and the forces that push for climate, economic, and social justice.


SESSION 3
Ecology for the economy: a sustainable economical and ecological justice

What does ecological transition mean (intensive farming, circular economy, energy efficiency, renewable energies
Coal-dependency and carbon pricing
Universal Basic Income


SESSION 4
Technology for a sustainable democracy
- Data and Interoperabilty of digital platforms starting from the Contact Tracing Apps
- The needs of empowering citizens participation and cooperation among organisations: which platforms, which reforms for the gdpr, which technologies,
- The dependency of activism from social networks and private platforms











BACKGROUND NOTES
24th OCTOBER 2020 

 


Political premises:

- New wave of the pandemics: some measures had been taken (recovery fund, next generation, EU, some measures (the more structural around cooperation, collaboration, not implemented in a structural manner) 

- Democratic institutions as well societal infrastructures (enterprises, organisations, businesses, public administrations) forcing their way through digitalization processes with a leading role of technological corporations and in the major part of cases limited “literacy”
- State of Emergency VS Rule of Law: dangerous path
- Conference on the Future of Europe was supposed to start on the 9th of May; postponed during the 1st Corona outbreak and now stalling with the three EU institutions negotiations
- Other emergencies looming: economic crisis and climate crisis in particular
- Essential topics under final negotiations: Climate Law, Green New Deal, MFF, Conditionality of the Rule of Law, …
- New forms of collaboration and cooperation among civil society organisations
- Elections in the US

Where did we leave off - a brief overview of the Council on Participatory Democracy so far

- 1st Meeting of the Council on Participatory (March2020): called before the Coronaoutbreak, originally taught to talk about the Conference on the Future of Europe and other instruments of Participatory Democracy and the need for Innovation. EU CAN DO IT Petition as an output > audition to the European Parliament
- Born of the coalition Citizens Take Over Europe for a citizens-centered conference on the future of Europe and ready to self-organised Citizens Assemblies + Petition to the European Parliament for the Conference on the Future of Europe
- StopGlobalWarming.eu relaunch and political growth on the topic of carbon pricing
- Proposal Equal Dignity for Participatory Democracy included in the Democracy Action Plan (after 4th Meeting of the Council on Participatory Democracy)
- Issuing of the General Comment on Science UN
- UN Court Rule on Political Rights in Italy
- Launch of new politically super important ECI: the Voters Without Borders European Citizens Initiative for full political rights in the European Union; Universal Basic Income European Citizens Initiative
- European Commission Report on the rule of law


Council On Participatory Democracy and EUMANS
- The Council on Participatory Democracy is now part of EUMANS’ statute
- Organisations that interacted and promoted EUMANS2020 and the Council on Participatory Democracy first meetings started to cooperate together (i.e. Citizens Take Over Europe but also others)
- EUMANS opened up its “membership” - phase 0











DRAFT PROGRAM FOR THE 5th COUNCIL ON PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY

SESSION 1
MAKE DEMOCRACY BLOSSOM DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY

Topics:
- Conference on the Future of Europe: why it is more important now than ever
- European Commission Report
- Strengthening Political and Democractic Rights in the European Union

SESSION 2
MEDIA PLURALISM AND INFORMATION

Topics:
- Equal Dignity for Participatory Democracy: between institutional communication reforms, investments and the state of the media industry
- Sustainability of publishers and media independence: dependency on advertisement, working conditions of journalists, emergence of new forms of media, the role of digital platforms and social networks
- The European Public Spheres

SESSION 3
ECOLOGY FOR THE ECONOMY: A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMICAL AND ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

Topics:
What does ecological transition mean (intensive farming, circular economy, energy efficiency, renewable energies
Coal-dependency and carbon pricing
Universal Basic Income
Geo-political scenarios: Russia, Africa, the Mediterranean, China, …





SESSION 4
HEALTH AND RESEARCH

Topics:
Vaccines
An European Health System
Collaboration and Cooperation - Clinical Trials and Data

SESSION 5
CIVIL RIGHTS
- ends of life decisions
- cannabis
- LGTBTQI rights
- Abortion Rules Poland


SESSION 6
TECHNOLOGY FOR DEMOCRACY
- Data and Interoperabilty of digital platforms starting from the Contact Tracing Apps
- The needs of empowering citizens participation and cooperation among organisations: which platforms, which reforms for the gdpr, which technologies,
- The dependency of activism from social networks and private platforms