Parliaments and politics

Andrew Duff MEP

Federal Union AGM and conference – 28 March 2009

Federal Union’s annual conference will look at two subjects:

– The future agenda and role of the European Parliament
– The case for a global parliamentary assembly

Non-members welcome.

Venue: Room S75, St Clements Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE (nearest tubes Temple, Holborn) – click here for a map

Programme

10.30 am coffee and registration
11 am The future agenda and role of the European Parliament
Guest speaker: Andrew Duff MEP
What issues will the European Parliament have to deal with in the next few years. What role can it play in making the EU more democratic? Will the voters have a real choice in the European elections in June?
1 pm lunch
2 pm AGM session to receive the annual report and accounts and to elect a new committee for the coming year
2.30 pm The case for a global parliamentary assembly
How can the accountability of global institutions be improved? Would a parliamentary assembly engage the public in global issues? Can parliamentary procedures work at the global level?
4 pm close

Please complete and return the form below, or send an e-mail to info@federalunion.org.uk, if you able to come to the AGM. Participation at the AGM is free, but we ask for a donation of £10 (waged) or £5 (student/unwaged) towards the costs of the catering and room hire. Please make a donation if you can.

Elections

There are the following places on the committee to be filled at the AGM: Chair, three Deputy Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary, and 4 other places on the committee. Nominations may be accepted up until the meeting itself, so you do not have to complete and return the form, but it would help the organisation of the meeting if you are able to do so. If you would like to know more about what is involved in being a member of the committee, please contact Richard Laming at info@federalunion.org.uk.

Programme correct as at 16 February 2009. Federal Union reserves the right to change the programme without notice if circumstances should require.
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Please return to: Federal Union, PO Box 44404, London SE1 7TZ, or fax to 070 0604 5367, or e-mail to info@federalunion.org.uk

[ ] I will be attending the AGM on Saturday 28 March 2009
[ ] I will not be able to attend the AGM – please report my apologies for absence
[ ] I enclose a cheque payable to “Federal Union” for £10 (waged) / £5 (student/unwaged)
[ ] I am interested in standing for the following position(s):
Chair Deputy Chair Treasurer Secretary Committee member (delete as applicable)

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