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

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Conference Center , Schumannstr. 8, 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: “Towards the United States of Europe: 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.

 

REGISTRATION

You can register to the Federal Committee meeting here. For the public event at the German Bundestag, you must register separately here.

Please register and, for the Federal Committee meeting, transfer the participation contribution by Sunday 8 April 2018 (see conditions below).

DEADLINE FOR RESOLUTIONS

Deadline for proposals for resolutions is Sunday 18 March 2018. Resolutions should be submitted in an editable word file (not PDF) to the UEF European Secretariat (by email to: secretariat@federalists.eu) All proposed resolutions will be displayed on the UEF website and you will be informed when they are online. Amendments are then welcomed in writing by Sunday 8 April.

PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS

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,
  • A printed copy of the FC meeting folder.
An additional contribution of 25€ applies for participants in the dinner on Saturday evening (optional to be selected at the time of registration). FC members and observers should arrange for their own accommodation at their own cost.

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT CONDITIONS

UEF Federal Committee members are eligible for a 100% reimbursement of their travel expenses up to a total reimbursement of 150€. The reimbursements will be made in cash only during the FC meeting upon receipt of signed reimbursement claim forms and original receipts. Reimbursement will only be given on the basis of original tickets/receipts. If travelling by plane, please include your receipt of payment as well as your boarding passes. If travelling by car (min. two people per car), the travel expenses will be considered to be 0.13€ per kilometre one way. The conditions above will then apply. Only one person per car can claim the reimbursement. FC members and observers are welcome (but are not obliged) to donate their remaining travel and accommodation expenses (donation forms are available at the time of reimbursement).

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.

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