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Programme of the 5th Meeting of Franck Biancheri’s Friends (Paris, March 7-8, 2015)

Programme of the 5th Meeting of Franck Biancheri’s Friends (Paris, March 7-8, 2015)

Saturday, March 7

Venue: Hostel Yves Robert

This first day will be organised around reflexion workshops for students and 2 others meetings: 3rd AAFB General Assembly and a meeting of the Newropeans’ Club. Those workshops for the students on the theme “Seven Europes to build”will be organised by AEGEE-Paris.

9.00 – AEGEE plenary

10.00 – Workshops

12.30 – Lunch-break

14.00 – Workshops

18.30 – End of the day

14.00-16.30 – General Assembly AAFB

14.00 – Reports

.Moral report of the president (Marie-Hélène Caillol)

. Report of the treasurer and membership system (Pierre-Marie Pagès and Christel Hahn)

. Report of the coordinator (Léa Charlet)

14.30 – Activities of Franck Biancheri association and networks

. Transversal tools for the network (Léa Charlet)

. Franck Biancheri year / AEGEE collaboration (Léa Charlet)

. FBDoc (Geta Grama-Moldovan and/or Daniella Geta Grama-Moldovan)

– status

– archiving of Newropeans and Europe2020 material

. Overview of  the rest of the Franck Biancheri Networks activity (Marie-Hélène Caillol)

15.30 – Strategy debate : Strategic orientations for both Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri and Franck Biancheri Networks in the next 12 months

16.30-18.30 – Newropeans Club Meeting

. Presentation of the Transeuropean Political Newropeans Club for the Democratization of Europe.

. Presentation of the current actions of the political parties invited (5 min/each)

. Agenda 2015: Organization of common actions

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 Sunday, March 8

Venue: Les Salons de l’Aveyron – Paris Bercy

Plenary session on the « Seven Europes to build », organized by the AAFB (moderated by Veronique Swinkels)

Since 1989, a common currency without political governance and the deployment of a free trade area purely based on economic ambitions, here is what the European construction can be summed up to. Europe? But what Europe?!

9.30 – Opening session

Marie-Hélène Caillol, President of the AAFB

Jose-Maria Compagni Morales, Club Newropeans

Hana Hudak, President of AEGEE-Paris

Léa Charlet, Event coordinator

10.00 – Europe of energy

The crisis in Ukraine would not exist if the EU had set up a common energy policy, giving it the means to negotiate on equal terms with Russia and the United States – an unacceptable situation, given the EU’s origins: the ECSC. The current situation requires a European energy policy to ensure our continent’s energy independence, equal supply and preservation of conditions for peace.

Introduction: Sylvain Périfel, Franck Biancheri Networks

Keynote: Corinne Lepage,  President of Cap 21 and former Minister of Environment

Report from the AEGEE workshop

10.20 – Europe of defense

Each day, the Ukrainian crisis shows that control of one’s armed forces is essential in order to control one’s own destiny. Getting clear from US military tutelage is a sine qua non for the conclusion of the independent Europe project. This grasping of strategic independence provides the best subject for Euro-Russian cooperation, by the way

Introduction: Geta Grama-Moldovan, Franck Biancheri Networks

Keynotes: . Kyriakos Revelas, EEAS, European Commission (to be confirmed)

. Stefan Windberger, International Officer of NEOS – Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum

Report from the AEGEE workshop

10.50 – Europe of the media

The deep and justified criticism of the independence and quality of information must finally result in solutions that only make sense when they are applied to the entire EU; for instance through the creation of an independent media watchdog ensuring the impartiality of information;  and, of course, the creation of multilingual trans-European media.

Introduction: Veronique Swinkels, Franck Biancheri Networks

Keynote: Laurence Habay, Deputy Head of Europe Department, Courrier International

Report from the AEGEE workshop

11.10 – DEBATE 1

11.30 – Fiscal Europe

Structurally, the Member States are no longer in the capacity to levy tax optimally; the European level must take the responsibility of the exchange facilitation it enabled and that no one denies, by establishing a fiscal Europe which could start by clarifying the share of European tax they already pay to all European citizens.

Introduction: Taco Dangers, Franck Biancheri Networks

Keynote: Juan Laborda,  Economic collaborator of Podemos

Report from the AEGEE workshop

11.50 – Europe of the Euro

The euro has seen the light of day, but it does not have a governance adapted to the challenges related to 19 countries sharing one currency… thus, what should have been a tool of independence and sovereignty has ultimately become the EU’s Achilles heel. Euroland’s political and democratic union is, therefore, a project for the ERASMUS generations.

Introduction: Marie-Hélène Caillol, Réseaux Franck Biancheri

Keynote: . Representative of the Dutch Minister of Finance and President of the Eurogroup, Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem

. Brando Benifei, Member of European Parliament (Partito Democratico)

Report from the AEGEE workshop

12.10 – DEBATE 2

12.30 – Lunch break

13.30 – Social Europe

The crisis of public deficits and the austerity that followed revealed that the Member States can no longer afford their social policies; while this crisis certainly provides an opportunity to rethink these social systems, it should in no case lead to their removal. It is up to the European level to set the new social criteria and to facilitate their proper and consistent application across the whole continent.

Introduction: Christel Hahn, Franck Biancheri Networks

Keynotes: Pierre Larrouturou, Co-President of Nouvelle Donne

Report from the AEGEE workshop

14.00 – Political Europe

The euro has seen the light of day, but it does not have a governance adapted to the challenges related to 19 countries sharing one currency… thus, what should have been a tool of independence and sovereignty has ultimately become the EU’s Achilles heel. Euroland’s political and democratic union is, therefore, a project for the ERASMUS generations.

Introduction: Jose-Maria Compagni Morales, Franck Biancheri Networks

Keynote: Bruno Maçães, State Secretary to European Affairs of Portugal

Report from the AEGEE workshop

14.30 – DEBATE 3

15.00 – Closing sessions

Aleksandra Kluczka, Vice-President of AEGEE-Europe

Marie-Hélène Caillol, President of AAFB

15.10 – Signing of the Democratic Alliance

15.30 – End of the congress

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