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  • 6th February 2019 - 18:00 GMT

Activities of the President

Dear EMI Members,

First of all, I would like to wish you all a wonderful New Year and take this opportunity to share with you my activities over the past few months as European Movement International President.

2019 is already promising to be a pivotal year for Europe and for the European Movement. The European elections in May will be the political moment that will define Europe for the coming years.

The EM International is organising a whole host of activities, like the European Democracy Festival, as well taking part in on-line campaigns to reach out to citizens and encourage them to vote.

All our activities are designed as opportunity to demonstrate the European Movement’s diversity, strength and commitment in the European ideals, and our role as an interlocutor between the EU and civil society. Together, we can offer our fellow citizens the chance to be part of European democracy and have their voice heard. And I will work hard with you to achieve this result.

Thank you all for your participation and support throughout the past few months. These events – and our Movement as a whole – would not have been successful without your engagement and exchanges we had.

I would be grateful if you use the opportunity to drop me an e-mail sharing your thoughts on where you think my focus in EMI should lie in the coming months.

Eva Maydell


EMI Events 

Speech at The EMI Federal Assembly
Once a year, member organisations of the European Movement International network gather for our Federal Assembly to discuss the state of the organisations, debate the big issues that face Europe, as well as set a course for the organisation to follow in the year ahead. This year, the Federal Assembly took place on 9 November in Vienna and it was co-hosted by the EM International and the EM Austria. Read more…

Women of Europe Award Ceremony 2018
On 28 November 2018, the European Movement International and the European Women’s Lobby organised the third edition of the Women of Europe Awards. The awards, which are handed out in four categories, aim to highlight the efforts of women in politics, civil society and business. Read more…

External Events 

EU Budget for the Future – the road ahead
On 12 October 2018, I participated in the 4th edition of the conference on the European budget organised by the European Commission. I have defended the idea of reaching bold and courageous decisions to restore the confidence of citizens in the European Union.

Citizens’ Dialogue with Commissioner Tibor Navracsiscs
On 9 October 2018, I participated with Commissioner Tibor Navracsics in a Citizens’ Dialogue organised together with the European Student Network. The Dialogue centered around active citizenship, Erasmus and volunteering. Please watch the discussion here.

Meeting and Appointments 

Since the start of my term as EMI President, I had the chance to meet and discuss with members, partners and stakeholders. I would like to thank you for your time and input:

Dara Murphy, EPP Vice-President and Campaign Manager; Joseph Daul, President of the EPP; Giacomo Filibeck, PES Deputy Secretary General; Hans-Gert Pöttering, Chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation; Hans Van Baalen MEP, President of the ALDE; Joaquin Diaz Pardo, President of AIACE; Luca Jahier, President of the EESC.

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