UEF 24th European Congress (15-17 November 2013)

European Parliament Jerzy Buzek MEP (centre) opens the 23rd UEF European Congress, watched by Christian Wenning (left) and Andrew Duff MEP (right) (picture UEF)

European Parliament president Jerzy Buzek MEP (centre) opens the 23rd UEF European Congress, watched by Christian Wenning (left) and Andrew Duff MEP (right) (picture UEF)

The Congress is the ‘general assembly’ of the UEF. It meets every two years; it consists of delegates of UEF constituent organisations. It determines the policy of the UEF, elects the UEF President, modifies provisions of the Statutes and elects half of the Federal Committee members.

From 15-17 November 2013 the XXIV Congress of the Union of European Federalists will be held at the premises of the German Federal Foreign Ministry. Berlin will be the important rendez-vous for the European federalist movement.

The Congress will feature leaders of the European political parties in one of the first debates of next year’s European Parliamentary election campaign. The UEF will also debate and vote on their own federalist Manifesto – a debate which will be inspired by the publication over the summer of the Fundamental Law of the European Union, currently being drafted by the Spinelli Group of MEPs under the direction of Andrew Duff.

The UEF Congress will also elect a successor to Mr Duff as President of the UEF.

For more information, click here http://www.federalists.eu/structure/congress/

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