European Citizens’ Summit - Brussels, 11 May 2009

28. April 2009 – 11:05 by Citizens Network

The European Citizens’ Summit on Monday 11 May from 13h to 16h30 will take place at the Palais d’Egmont, Place du Petit Sablon, Brussels. This event is the culmination of the first phase of the European Citizens’ Consultations (ECC) 2009, a unique pan-European debate involving citizens from all 27 Member States in discussions on the future of the European Union and how to respond to the current economic and financial crisis.

European Citizens Consultation

After an introduction by Olivier Chastel, Belgium Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, the citizens will present their recommendations and discuss them with:

  • Wilfried Martens (EPP)
  • Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck (ELDR)
  • Poul Nyrup Rasmussen (PSE)
  • Philippe Lamberts (European Green Party)
  • José Manuel Barroso (European Commission)
  • Hans-Gert Poettering (European Parliament)
  • Mario Sepi (European Economic and Social Committee)
  • Luc Van den Brande (Committee of the Regions)
  • Alexandr Vondra (Deputy Prime Minister Czech Republic, EU Presidency)

Margot Wallstroem, Vice-President of the European Commission will then make some concluding remarks. The debate will be moderated by Pat Cox, President of the European Movement International.

For details on how to register please see the attachment. You are kindly asked to register by e-mail before Thursday 7th May as places are limited.

For security reasons, only registered participants that received a confirmation e-mail will be allowed to enter.

(How many of you heard about the citizens consultations? And how many of you have been submitting any idea to it, as citizens?)

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