Vi segnalo che faremo il primo passo concreto per l'attivazione sulla ICE sulla Rule of Law in Gran Bretagna, con un primo incontro a Londra, dove connetteremo un parlamentare neoeletto dei LibDem al Parlamento Europeo, Science for Democracy, un'esponente di una rete accademica europea con focus sul rafforzamento della Rule of Law in Europa (Reconnect Europe), un rappresentante di un'organizzazione dei cittadini europei che vivono in UK, giornalisti, attivisti politici e, ovviamente Eumans.
Vi riporto qui sotto la guest list, il programma e il testo introduttivo dell'evento. Purtroppo sara' un evento privato perche' la location non permette copertura video, ma faro' un output scritto per voi.
Respect the Rule of Law Round Table, 25th June 2019, 7pm to 9pm, National Liberal Club, London
The Rule of Law is one of the fundamental rights our democracy is built upon. The crisis of the western democracy takes its most dangerous level when respect of the Rule of Law breaks down. We are seeing this happening in a widespread manner in Europe, with examples in UK, Italy, Poland, Hungary, as well as across the ocean in the USA.
Hence, strengthening the respect of the Rule of Law in Europe is an urgent priority for all of us to work on. We believe that we should act on two fronts: at institutional level and at citizens’ level. The former is essential to voice our concerns where legislation is done, and we will do this by connecting with our MEPs. The latter is important to raise awareness within people, and translate into everyday life examples why the Rule of Law is so important for our democracy. To this end, we are campaigning to promote the European Citizen Initiative for the Respect of the Rule of Law in the European Union, which has now been accepted by the European Commission. The ECI on Rule of Law initiative was launched by the European Movement and is already supported by other citizens’ organisations, including Science for Democracy (Belgium), Associazione Luca Coscioni (Italy) and Eumans (Belgium).
On Tuesday 25th of June we will meet with Irina Von Wiese, LibDem MEP, Marco Perduca, Coordinator of Science for Democracy and other representatives of UK political and citizens’ organisations in order to discuss the recent crisis of the Rule of Law in UK, in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, to translate this into examples of citizens’ everyday life and to make a political plan of action to demand Respect of the Rule of Law in Europe.
Round Table Guest List
Manlio Trovato, Moderator, Eumans activist for the Rule of Law ECI
Irina Von Wiese, LibDem MEP (will arrive at 8pm)
Marco Perduca, Coordinator of Science for Democracy
Prof Laurent Pech, Prof of European Law, Middlesex University & Reconnect-Europe
Charles Jenkins, Acting secretary of the UK Section of the Association of European Journalists, ex-editor for the Economist Intelligence Unit
Tony Simpson, EUCitizen2017, Promoter of the European Citizens Initiative on Permanent European Citizenship
Ilse Mongesen, The3Million, Public affairs and campaigns
Christian Pepe, Coordinator +Europa London
Dominic Buxton, Political activist, young LibDem
Oreste Gallo, President of the Board, Cometa Pension Fund (Italy)
Laura Convertino, Science for Democracy
Silvia Favasuli, Journalist and political activist
Jean Maillard, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory NLIP group
Judy Fu Lawuer, Associate, International Litigation and Arbitration
Antonio Guarino , Professor of Economics, University College London
- The Rule of Law current landscape
- The Rule of Law in a nutshell
- Threats to the Rule of Law in UK and the Brexit case
- Threats to the Rule of Law in Europe
- How to strengthen the Rule of Law as a fundamental value within citizens
- The European Citizens’ Initiative on the Rule of Law
- The role of grassroots organisations
- How to strengthen the Rule of Law at institutional level
- The Reconnect policy brief on strengthening the Rule of Law
- The role of MEPs
- Conclusions and next steps