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Inventing 21century democracy, by Christel Hahn IRPA’s President

Democracy

Christel Hahn is a Physicist specialized in biophysics and IT developer. She’s also the President of our International Council of Political Anticipation: IRPA The current political parties belong to the nation-state and the citizens are creating new ways to organize themselves The current democratic system is in a crisis with growing ...

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Agora of Euroland Citizens, by LEAP2020

What is the Euroland Agora? VISION Euroland Agora recognizes Eurozone as a fertile ground to initiate the political and democratic integration of Europe. Based on this idea, Euroland Agora aims at contributing to the emergence of a democratic Euroland at the heart of the EU, in an innovating way that ...

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EUROLAND GOVERNANCE 2020 / 1st session: Toward a political and democratic union of the Euroland

Brussels (Aloft Brussels Schuman hotel), January 9th, 2015 Organized by Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique (LEAP/E2020) in partnership with Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri (AAFB)   Programme: Friday, January 9th, 2014 – 8.00-13.00 In camera” debates moderated by Marie-Hélène Caillol and Harald Greib Work session performed in French and English, ...

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LEAP launches new working group – « Euroland Governance 2020 »: completing the Eurozone’s institutional embryo, securing its democratic articulation

For some twenty years, the building and management of Europe took place in the framework of the European Union (EU) which replaced in 1992 the previous framework, called European Community. This framework is now breathless. Questioned by member-states and citizens alike, attacked on every front, it endangers the European project ...

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Reemergence of political archaism in Europe: Towards a French te

by Franck Biancheri 02/05/2007 We Europeans have been, in the XXth century, from East to West of our continent, the actors of dreadful historical tragedies perpetrated in the name of modernity while in fact they were the contemporary expression of the most ancestral archaism. Repression, brutality, manipulation, extermination, conflict, division, ...

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Laicity (secularism): A Highly efficient instrument of social peace

by Masha Loyak 17/03/2006   With the French law against conspicuous religious signs, the outer world gets a glimpse of a key-instrument of France’s social-engineering invented along centuries of internal conflicts : laicity. At a time of growing internal and international social conflicts, it may be good news that this French ...

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Languages and EU democratisation: the need for an efficient strategy

by Franck Biancheri 20/01/2006   Discussions, debates are the core of democracy. Language is the instrument for discussing. Languages are therefore at the very core of any EU democratisation process. When you go around Europe and discuss with people on the future of Europe, as I did for instance during ...

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France: “the suburban effect”

by Thierry Warin 18/11/2005   There are two ways in French to talk about suburbs : “la banlieue” and “en banlieue.” Say you live in “la banlieue,” and everybody knows it is in a public housing project. Say you live “en banlieue,” and it is likely to be outside Paris, for ...

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The European Union confronted with the challenge of its own democratization – The greatest political challenge for the EU during the next two decades

by Franck Biancheri 23/11/2004   An immense political “depression” is gaining force throughout the European electorate An immense democratic/political “depression” is in the midst of being created in the very heart of European continental politics. The 200 million voters that chose not to participate in June 2004 are the proof. ...

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New EU states – Extending democracy through the media

by Charles Fletcher 19/05/2004 Ten years ago, young Romanian journalists training at the BBC School in Bucharest dismissed guidelines on the use of violent pictures in television news. The BBC guideline calls for more sensitivity, restraint on the amount of violent images that can be screened, particularly together in one ...

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Make Your Vote Count

by Adrian Taylor 23/04/2004     Governments and elections Imagine what a scandal would follow if a general election in any EU Member State led to the nomination of a Prime Minister from a party that clearly lost. Worse still, if the policy programme that the Prime Minister designate presented ...

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EU-StudentVote

  May 9 – 23, 2002 03/05/2002   The first Trans-European online election First European Student Council elected and democratic 82,000 European students elect their representatives by Internet An event organized by Europe 2020 and Newropeans   Thanks to the support of the Hippocrène Foundation, the Robert Schuman Foundation, Andersen, ...

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Eurorings 1 – Launch seminar

  Paris (Hôtel de Ville), April 15, 2002 15/04/2002   “Towards a new EU institutional geography for a Europe closer to its citizens” Organised in partnership with the City of Paris Seminar’s executive summary Concept The European institutional system is the result of a double requirement strongly consistent with the ...

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