What is the UEF Federal Committee?
The UEF FEDERAL COMMITTEE (FC) determines the UEF political direction and activities between the Congresses. It meets twice a year. Its competences comprise organising the Congress, approving the annual budget and final account balances, drawing up the rules of procedure of UEF and electing the UEF Bureau and Treasurer.
The UEF FC consists of 144 members, of whom 50% are elected directly by the UEF Congress and 50% are appointed by the constituent organisations. The members are elected to serve until the following UEF Congress.
UEF FEDERAL COMMITTEE MEETING
21-22 APRIL 2018
Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen
Mauerstrasse 93, 10117 Berlin
The next UEF Federal Committee meeting will take place in Berlin on 21-22 April 2018.
The Federal Committee will be preceded by a public event in the German Bundestag, in cooperation with The Spinelli Group, on the afternoon of Friday 20 April 2018, with the title: “Re-founding Europe – Towards a federal union: The role and responsibility of Germany”.
The meeting will focus on the ongoing debate on the future of Europe and our role and activities as federalists. It will also lay the grounds for our campaign activities towards the European elections in May 2019. Last but not least, we will prepare our next European Congress, scheduled in Vienna on 23-25 November.
The Federal Committee meeting will be organised reflecting the proposals on "How to make Federal Committees more effective?" discussed at the last meeting in Paris last October, including practical working groups in addition to longer Political Commission meetings and a more structured approach to debate and resolutions.
REGISTRATIONYou can register to the Federal Committee meeting here. Please register and transfer the participation contribution by Sunday 8 April 2018 (see conditions below). To attend the public European Meet-Up "Re-founding Europe - Towards a federal union: The Role and Responsibility of Germany" that will take place on Friday from 14.30 to 17.30 at the Representation of the Land of Northrhine-Westphalen, you can still register through The Spinelli Group website.
The folder containing all documentation useful for the meeting is already available online. Please, note that no paper copies of the meeting' folder will be distributed at the venue. In order to follow the meeting conveniently, participants are advised to print it or have it at disposal in digital format.
Below you will find the list of draft resolutions submitted to the Federal Committee meeting with amendments tabled for each text.
- Proposal 0.1: on the campaign for the EP elections 2019
- Proposal 1.1: on the democratic election of the President of the European Commission
- Proposal 1.2: on the EU electoral law
- Proposal 1.3: on the “Spitzenkandidat” process
- Proposal 1.4: on exiting Brexit
- Proposal 1.5: Appeal for a new European reform initiative
- Proposal for a compromise resolution 1.6: on the elections to the European Parliament and the Spitzenkandidaten process, by Domènec Ruiz Devesa
- Proposal 3.1: on the Mena region
- Proposal 4.1: on the European dimension of culture and education
The contribution to attend the Federal Committee meeting is 50€. A reduced contribution of 25€ applies to students, job seekers, participants under 25 or observers based in Berlin.
The participation contribution covers:
- Lunch on Saturday,
- Coffee breaks,
- Venue Costs
Union of European Federalists
BNP Paribas Fortis
Agence Quartier Léopold
Place du Luxembourg 14B - 1050 Ixelles
IBAN: BE69 2100 3760 9578
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Communication: "FC BERLIN: *SURNAME*"
TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT CONDITIONS
No travel reimbursements are available for this meeting.Should you have any further questions please get in touch with the European Secretariat. Please note that FC members and observers should arrange for their own accommodation.