21 October, 2023
FEDERAL COMMITTEE hybrid | Brussels, 21 October 2023

REGISTRATION

We are delighted to inform you that the registration to Federal Committee Meeting on Saturday, 21 October 2023, is now open. 

The FC meeting is open to members and observers. Please find here the registration LINKhttps://bit.ly/FC_UEF_october2023


THE REGISTRATION IS AVAIABLE UNTIL 14th OCTOBER AT 12 p.m. (noon)

Kindly find here the invitation as sent to the members of the Federal Committee:

The Federal Committee meeting will be held in a hybrid format. Delegates who cannot attend in person will be able to participate remotely, as foreseen by the statutes of the UEF in exceptional cases. 

If you are unable to attend and your section has already exhausted the list of Substitute Members, you may issue a PROXY.


AGENDA and VENUE

9.00: Arrival of participants, opening of the online platform & registration
9.45: Opening of the meeting by the Presidium

  • Technical explanation of the rules of the meeting
  • Formalities:
    • Election of the Tellers
    • Election of the Credential Committee
    • Election of the Resolution Committee
    • Approval of the Agenda
    • Approval of the Minutes of the last FC meeting (11-12 February 2023)

10.00: Presentation of the new positions appointed by the Executive Bureau

  • Domènec Ruiz Devesa. Appointed by the EB President of the UEF
  • Confirmation by the FC of the 3 new positions:
    • New President: Domènec Ruiz Devesa
    • Treasurer: Roland Hühn
    • Acting Coordinator of the Secretariat: Luisa Trumellini, Vice-President

10.30: Welcome and introduction to the meeting

  • Domènec Ruiz Devesa, President of UEF

10.45: Financial Report

  • Roland Hühn, Tresurer of UEF
  • Q&A

Report by the Auditors

  • Approval of the 2022 Balance sheet
  • Approval of the revised Budget 2023

12.00: State of preparation of the XXVIII European Congress

  • Membership and delegates

12.30: Activity Report

  • Luisa Trumellini, Acting Coordinator of the Secretariat and UEF VP
  • Q&A

13. 00: Lunch Break

  • Meeting of the Resolution Committee

14.30: Political Debate in cooperation with PC 1

  • “The AFCO Report and the process for Treaty reform”.
    • Invited: AFCO Rapporteurs of the Treaty Reform and Spinelli Group Board members
    • Programme in preparation

16.30: Report of the Political Commissions

  • Political Commission 1: Institutional Affairs
  • Political Commission 2: Rule of Law, Values & European Cohesion
  • Political Commission 3: Foreign Affairs & Security
  • Political Commission 4: Economic, Fiscal Policies & Social Policies

17.00: Report from

  • National sections
  • Young European Federalists
  • World Federalist Movement

17.30: Vote on resolutions
17.50: Closing remarks by Domènec Ruiz Devesa, UEF President
18.00: End of the meeting

Download here the draft agend in PDF LINK

The Federal Committee meeting will take place at the Press Club, Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels, in the vicinity of the UEF Secretariat office.


CONTRIBUTION

To face the costs of organising the Federal Committee meeting and as a contribution to the UEF, we kindly ask for a mandatory contribution of €50 for the registration, according to Art. 6 par (1) of the FCO in force. We thank you in advance for your support and your understanding.

Observers are exempt from the contribution.


DEADLINES

In view of the Federal Committee meeting, the UEF Secretariat would like to remind you of the deadlines set by the Federal Committee Rules of Procedure for the presentation and management of resolutions.

Article 10.2 of the Federal Committee Rules of Procedure states that resolutions must be sent to the Secretariat within three weeks of the FC meeting so that they can then be made available to all FC members. In the case of the next meeting:

- 1 October, midnight (12 p.m.): deadline for submitting resolutions. You can use this form for the resolutions LINK

- 3 October: resolutions will be circulated and there will be a week to propose amendments

- 10 October, midnight: deadline for submitting amendements 

All resolutions and amendaments must be sent to the email address of the Secretariat (secretariat@federalists.eu)


AGENDA OF THE POLITICAL COMMISSIONS

To prepare the work of the Political Commissions ahead of our meeting, here the calendar of the PCs meetings

  • PC3 & PC5: debate on AI, Cybersecurity, and Democracy on 6 October, 17:30. Replay here the past event 
  • PC1: debate on the AFCO Report and the process for Treaty reform on 12 October, 18:00 (TBC). Register here
  • PC4: debate on Policy Solutions for Restoring Growth and Competitiveness in Europe on 17 October, 18:00, and 21 November, 18:00 Register here.
  • PC2: debate on the Slovak elections on 18 October, 18:00 Register here

PROPOSALS FOR RESOLUTIONS SUBMITTED

Below, you can find the list of draft resolutions submitted to the Federal Committee meeting. To every resolutions is attached the form for amendments. From 3 October 2023 until 10 October 2023 midnight, all FC members can submit amendments by sending the related resolution in a Word file format to the UEF Secretariat (secretariat@federalists.eu).


Here the Federalist Paper by Luca Lionello

Last update 11/10/2023


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