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Members’ Council 2017

On 12 May, we brought our members together at the European Parliament in Brussels for our Members’ Council. Over 60 representatives of members of the European Movement International were present and it was a chance to discuss our latest activities and next steps.

The morning started off with two parallel activities, a meeting of our Board and a visit to the newly opened House of European History. We then reconvened at the Parliament where our Political Committees ‘More Democracy’, ‘Jobs and Growth’ and ‘Europe and the World’ met. During the sessions our most recent policy proposals were discussed and members were able to give input and raise questions.

In the afternoon we came back together for the plenary session. We were pleased to welcome our three newest members, the European Youth Forum, The European Environmental Bureau and the European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of general interest. Having such large environmental, youth and employers’ organisations join our family expands the depth and breadth of the European Movement, which already includes civil society, trade unions, local authorities, political parties and sectoral interests.

The plenary then moved to a detailed discussion on our latest policy positions, consolidating input from the earlier Political Committees and discussing any questions or amendments in more detail with the rest of the members. Following this, we held a tour de table in which each member updated the network on their recent activities and what they have coming up.

You can find more photos from the event in this flickr album.

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