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- Let’s amend the Lisbon Treaty
Drafted and then modified and adopted throughout 2013 thanks to the expertise of European citizens and Civil society organisations, the Appeal of Laeken contains a list of questions that European citizens are asking about the future of the EU. These questions reflect exactly the major concerns that animate the EU citizens and which they want to bring to the attention of the European Parliament that will take office in 2014.
In particular, the Appeal of Laeken asks the European Parliament to demand the convening of a Constitutional Convention or, after the next elections, to stand as a Constituent Assembly . The proposals of the Constituent Assembly should be approved by a pan-European referendum .
The Permanent Forum will send the text to current MEPs and candidates running for EP elections and it is planning to organise a debates with EP candidates on the content of the Appeal of Laeken.
We will keep you posted!
The Permanent Forum of European Civil Society is a member of the Belgian Committee of the Initative.
Now it is time for collecting one million signatures!
The Permanent Forum will give its support!
The Initiative asks for a European Special Plan for Sustainable Development and Employment to help Europe get out of the crisis through the development of knowledge society and the creation of new jobs especially for young people.
Further information at http://www.newdeal4europe.eu/
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A European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) for ‘a European Special Plan for Sustainable Development and Employment’
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