Third edition of the Federalist Debate & Training Seminar was held in Madrid, Spain. UEF and JEF-Europe discussed current European political issues from a federalist perspective and took part in practical workshops on effective communication, membership management and EU simulation games.
The Federalist Debate & Training Seminar gathered members of UEF and JEF-Europe interested to discuss federalism and current European political issues from a federalist perspective and to engage into a practical training on campaigning for a federal Europe and specifically for the European Parliament elections.
Federalists across Brussels gathered at the European Parliament to kick off the beginning of an exciting year for Europe. A year of opportunities and change.
The XXIV European Congress of the Union of European Federalists was held at the premises of the German Federal Foreign Ministry. The UEF voted on the federalist Manifesto and elected Elmar Brok as President of the UEF.
The XXIV European Congress in Berlin was preceded by a public debate "Towards Federal Europe" with leading political figures. The debate was opened with a keynote speech by Guido Westerwelle, Foreign Minister of Germany.
Our annual Summer Reception is a fixture in the agenda of Brussels' leading Federalists. The event held on 3 September 2013, brought together in an informal setting a select mix of Federalists from the world of European politics, business and civil society. Our special guest was Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission.
The UEF FC Meeting gathered its members to discuss the draft Fundamental Law of the European Union with Andrew Duff, President of the UEF and Ulrike Guérot, Head of the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relation. UEF Lithuania and UEF Montenegro officially became member organisations of the UEF Europe.
During the weekend of 2-3 March 2013, UEF organised an international seminar where experienced and new activists and members of the Union of European Federalists and Young European Federalists met to discuss federalism and current European political issues. The seminar was an occasion to discuss and share experiences among activists and members of different generations, different countries and from different political backgrounds. They also engaged into a practical training on campaigning for a federal Europe. © Beth Dubois Photography
The UEF FC Meeting gathered its members to debate about next steps in the crisis. The meeting aimed to introduce the federal solutions to fight the current economical, financial and political crisis, as well as to decide on the first federalist European Citizens’ Initiative to be introduced on April 2012.
On September 7, UEF held its annual summer reception. UEF President Andrew Duff and Secretary-General Christian Wenning welcomed guests for EU Institutions, Representatives from Industry and NGOs. As a special guest, Guy Verhofstadt, Leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe was present with a speech.
The weekend of 25-27 March 2011, European Federalists were able to react as a united federalist force to the latest twists and turns in the tale of economic government.
On September 2nd 2010, UEF held a first reception in its new premises at Square de Meeus in Brussels. UEF welcomed Members of the European Parliament, Administrators of the Commission and Council, Representatives from Industry, NGOs and Boards of UEF Sections abroad. As a special guest, Professor Dr. Martin Selmayr, Head of Cabinet of Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.
Honouring the Europe Day and the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, Federalists all over Europe organized and participated in different events.
On the weekend of 27 – 28 March 2010, the UEF Federal Committee meeting gathered federalists from all over Europe to elaborate the federalist proposals on the reform of EU finances to better tackle the economic crisis.
On 6th of November the Union of European Federalist in cooperation with the European Movement International (EMI) and the Young European Federalists (JEF) was organizing one of five regional debates to follow up on the results of the European Citizens' Consultations (ECC) initiated by the Foundation Roi Baudoin.
A few hundred activists from UEF and JEF from Belgium, Italy and France, gathered in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg (France) in order to welcome the new MEPs to their first plenary session after the European elections and to hand over an appeal with the Federalist’s expectations for the legislative period 2004-2009. In the afternoon the activists met with MEPs and discussed the issue of a federal European Union.