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FEDERAL ALLIANCE OF EUROPEAN FEDERALISTS JULY 2021

THE FAEF DECLARATION AND ITS CITIZENS’ CONVENTION

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CONTENTS
CALL FOR PARTICIPATING 3
REASON FOR THE DECISION 6
ANARCHIES, CRISES, AND SUCCESSIVE EUROPEAN STATE SYSTEMS 6
THE EVER-FAILING PURSUIT OF A FEDERAL EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL 7
THE TREATY APPROACH NEVER LEADS TO A FEDERAL EUROPE 9
FAEF THUS OPTS FOR ITS OWN CITIZENS’ CONVENTION 11
THE FORMAT OF FAEF’S CITIZENS’ CONVENTION 13
HOW DOES FAEF ORGANISE THE CITIZENS’ CONVENTION? 13
WHAT IS THE CORE OF THE CITIZENS’ CONVENTION? 13
THE LEGITIMACY OF THE CITIZENS’ CONVENTION AND THE SELECTION OF ITS MEMBERS 14
THE CONVENTION PROCESS AND TIMELINE 15
THE PROTOCOL OF FAEF’S CITIZENS’ CONVENTION 16

© FEDERAL ALLIANCE OF EUROPEAN CITIZENS
THE HAGUE, JULY 2021

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Call for participating
in the online Citizens' Convention
of the Federal Alliance of European Federalists
from 1 September 2021 to 1 May 2022

In May 2021, the EU-Conference on the Future of Europe began. Since 1800, this
theme has been the subject of dozens of citizens’ initiatives, plans, conferences,
agreements, and treaties. All against the same background: the pursuit of a
federal Europe. And all with the same fate: no federal Europe.

As soon as these citizens’ initiatives reached the level that they had to be
taken seriously by established political bodies, they were thwarted. Often,
these societal initiatives failed due to a lack of knowledge of constitutional and
institutional standards of federal state formation; but also due to naivety of
federalist movements about the ability to make power-oriented administrators
retreat in favour of democratic representation of the people, based on the adage
‘All sovereignty rests with the people’.

In particular, the post-war treaty-based vision of federalism has consistently
frustrated the creation of the federal United States of Europe. In fact, all positive
examples of federalization (like USA, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Germany,
Austria, etc.) clearly demonstrate that you need a Constitution to establish
a democratic federation However, due to an endless sequence of failures, in
Europe the treaty-based approach is still preponderant.

The format of the 2021-2022 EU Conference is, if anything, even worse than the
previous one, the Convention on the future of the European Union from 2001-
2003, led by former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. That Convention
- with the aim of giving the Union a federal character through a Constitution
- ultimately led in 2009 to the Treaty of Lisbon, and with it a strengthening of
precisely the opposite of a federal Europe, namely a further expansion and
deepening of the system of treaties. This is the so-called intergovernmental
governance, also known as multilateralism. The intergovernmental system is,
with its hierarchical, administration-oriented culture, legislation, structure, and
procedures, the natural enemy of constitutional federal statehood which, with a
Constitution of, by and for the people, finds its basis in society.

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In the structure of the present EU-Conference, any reference to the federalisation of Europe is absent. The aim is explicitly to further strengthen intergovernmental governance, if necessary, by adapting and expanding the system of treaties. The claim that things will be different now from those of past decades because some eight hundred citizens will now be involved is false, in the sense that this is nothing new. The thousands of European citizens who, since 1800, have been involved in the many attempts to establish a federal state system for Europe, have never had the opportunity to realise a European federation.

The Giscard d'Estaing Convention also involved citizens. It turned into chaos. Not only because the input was driven by regional, national, and private interests without regard to common European interests, but also because the outcome - a 'Constitutional Treaty', a non-existent phenomenon, similar to 'a pregnant man' – was judged by bodies of treaty-based, intergovernmental consultation and decision-making. The same will apply to the outcome of the new Conference. After intergovernmental consultation, it will finally be decided in 2022 by the European Council, the undemocratic body of the twenty-seven Heads of State or Government, which wants to maintain the EU's nation-state configuration: even more intergovernmental governance and even less representation of the European people. Let alone a Federation.

The Federal Alliance of European Federalists (2018) - an independent, non-political federation of federalist movements - wants to offer a measured alternative by organising its own Citizens' Convention. The aim: to actively involve - outside the EU context - a select group of fifty-five people with knowledge of federal state building in the composition of a federal Constitution for the United States of Europe, in order to improve our draft of such a Constitution. This federal Constitution will then be submitted for Ratification by the Citizens of Europe.

By this method we are following as closely as possible the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, a group of fifty-five persons who designed the first federal Constitution in the world and had it successfully ratified by the people of the thirteen American states, the former British colonies. This was done without regard to their principal, the Confederate Congress, which originally gave them a mandate to come up with proposals to amend the existing treaty called the Articles of Confederation, without even expecting that the Convention would throw the treaty in the waste bin, designing an innovative Federal Constitution.

Our Convention is not intended to take stock of citizens’ opinions, but to use the
wisdom, knowledge, and experience of well-informed, knowledgeable citizens to
build a strong federal Constitution for Europe. We will select 55(+) people from
the pool of those applying for membership of our Convention
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As far as possible, they will be spread across the EU Member States, but
participation is also open to people from outside the EU, including for instance
other European countries or countries on the front door of the EU. Experts
register through citizensconvention@faef.eu

The Shortlist of experts on (aspects of) federalism is attached to this Call.

Why involving experts in the Citizens’ Convention? Just as the design of an
aero plane for three hundred passengers is not left to people who do not know
how to design it, it must be considered wrong to leave the design of a federal
constitution for some five hundred million European citizens to people who do
not know how to make it. The motto is: ‘With applied sciences, supported by
non-expert citizens, towards a constitutional federal Europe.’

The fact that Citizens who are not specifically knowledgeable about the drafting
of constitutional federal law should nevertheless be involved in this process is
done as follows:

We will make this Call for participation, and the Shortlist, known Europe-wide
via the media

Citizens who would like to be members of the Convention can register so
that the Convention will be 55(+). They can also choose otherwise, namely,
to address members of the Convention or the FAEF Board with advice. The
Board may submit such advice to one or more experts or assess the value of
such advice on its own authority.

The members of the Convention may themselves activate citizens and
members of their organizations, to provide input.

Citizens may also register via citizensconvention@faef.eu

The Format of the Convention contains additional information. Amongst other
things, it explains how the members of the Convention are selected.

The selection and other preparations will take place in July, August, and
September. The Convention will start on 2 October 2021 and last until 31 May
2022.

On behalf of the Board of the Federal Alliance of European Federalists
dr. Leo Klinkers
President
leo@faef.eu

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Reason for the decision
of the Federal Alliance of European Federalists
to organise ourselves a Citizens' Convention



Anarchies, crises, and successive European state systems
For five centuries Europe has been ravaged by three anarchies. In the Middle Ages, the nobility-anarchy of kings and other noblemen fighting each other; between 1648 and 1945, the nation-state-anarchy of warring states and, since 1951, the treaty based-anarchy of EU member states that flout agreements and treaties as soon as populist nationalism gains more power than adherence to the treaties. In this sense, the French President François Mitterand spoke at the end of his life, in a speech to the European Parliament, the memorable words: “Le nationalisme, c'est la guerre.”

The term 'anarchy' here means the absence of transnational governance that can promote common interests and concerns in such a way as to avoid conflict and war.

Due to the absence of transnational representation of common interests, each anarchic phase ended in a serious crisis, after which a new European state system emerged. With the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, the Europe of a patchwork quilt of petty kingdoms, dukedoms, counties, and cities was exchanged for a system of nation states. After the First World War, the League of Nations was the first large-scale attempt to bind these nation states together by treaty and, in this way, keep them in check. This did not succeed. After the Second World War, the instrument of treaty law was deployed again with the founding of the United Nations in 1945 and with the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) in 1951, the advent of the intergovernmental operating system that is now called the European Union.

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Due to the systemic flaws of the treaty system, the EU has no answer to the
increase of dissolving internal conflicts and to increasing threats from external
geopolitical developments. Simple concepts of systems theory therefore make a
serious crisis of the current EU system predictable. After which a new European
system of states will emerge. Given the evolutionary aspect of this process, this
can only be a federation of the United States of Europe. In preparing of this
FAEF considers asking citizens of Europe to lay the foundations of a federal
Constitution themselves to be a matter of course.

The ever-failing pursuit of a federal Europe in a nutshell
In response to the peculiar tendency of nation states to keep waging war, European unification is a wish that has existed for many centuries. But opinions differed as to how this should take place. Varying from top-down, hierarchical administrative coercion to the bottom-up construction of a state, in layers, with each layer having its own sovereignty. This second version was designed around 1600 by the German political-philosopher Johannes Althusius and contains the building blocks for what later became the methodology of federal state building.

A third version has nestled between these two versions since the First World War: connection between states on the basis of treaties. This is called intergovernmental or multilateral cooperation.

The evolution of this system from the League of Nations (1919) to the current Treaty of Lisbon (2009) shows an increasing emphasis on top-down governance. The final decision-making lies with the unelected leaders of the European Council. This European Council can bypass the principle of subsidiarity (= leave to the Member States what the Member States can do best themselves) because, with the help of Article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (one of the two partial treaties of the Lisbon Treaty), the Council can make any decision that, in its opinion, serves the goals of the Union. Since the EU does not have a parliamentary democracy (= parliament is the boss), there is no system of political accountability. The most important decisions, especially those concerning the political order of the European Union, are taken unanimously. This gives the twenty-seven members of the European Council the possibility to block decisions with a veto if the subject would or could harm their national interest. As a confederal accumulation of national interests, the Lisbon Treaty is the worst legal document ever written in the history of Europe. This has consequences. Internal conflicts - especially over the question of 'who is actually the boss in the Union' - are increasing. Its geopolitical strength - if it ever had any - is diminishing. The intergovernmental EU system has arrived at the end of its political life cycle.
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The quarrels between Member States on the one hand, the conflicts between Member States and 'Brussels' on the other, as well as fundamental differences of opinion between EU institutions - for example between the European Parliament and the European Commission - are not possible in a well-built federal state. That is, on the basis of a federal Constitution with proportional representation and popular voting, not suffering from the errors of an outdated electoral system (USA) with its two-party system, potential conflicts are resolved on the basis of the checks and balances of the trias politica and the rule of law.

With a federal Constitution of, by and for the citizens, a federation possesses democratic political accountability, sharing the inalienable sovereignty of citizens and their own states with the sovereignty of a federal body empowered only to make decisions about interests and concerns that citizens and member states cannot represent on their own.

The question now is: why is it that the world of sport within the International Olympic Committee is a private federation that operates globally, while we do not yet have a public European federation, let alone a World Federation?

The answer is the choice that federalists made immediately after the Second World War to use the instrument of treaties to establish a federal Europe. Not the instrument of a Constitution. Partly under the influence of the treaty-based United Nations founded in 1945, the treaty was always chosen as the instrument in the tangle of discussions between 1946 and 1950 about the right method to realise a federal Europe. After the French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman, made a passionate plea on 9 May 1950 in the Schuman Declaration for a federal Europe, but on the basis of a treaty, the European Coal and Steel Community was established a year later, thus laying the foundations for Europe's intergovernmental governance to date. Schuman, supported by Jean Monnet, made with this an unforgivable mistake. The administrative aristocracy never relinquished that undemocratic instrument in favour of a constitutional, democratic, effective federal state. At least in Europe. After the advent of the first public federation in 1787, the United States of America, twenty-six more federations have emerged that now together house 42% of the world's population.
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The deep-rooted nation-state character of the European Union, with its treatybased
anarchy, is incapable of recognising common interests and subsequently
promoting them with the most appropriate form of state, the federal one. This
has always acted as a brake on the federalisation of Europe. They seek union in
confederal, intergovernmental cooperation. But it is a seeming, illusive union,
because the treaties are filled with such opt-outs that the promotion of specific
national interests takes precedence over the promotion of common European
interests. In order to survive in the increasingly conflictive EU system, solutions
are sought in deepening and extending the treaty-system.

Whether the predictable failure of the aforementioned EU-Conference 2021-
2022 will be the trigger for a final crisis of the EU is now unknown. The Federal
Alliance of European Federalists prefers not to wait for that and with its Citizens’
Convention is already laying the foundation for a constitutional federal Europe.
In our pursuit of a constitutional federal Europe,

The treaty approach never leads to a constitutional federal Europe
Many hundreds of political, scientific, and social key figures have intervened in
the federalisation of Europe since WWII. In our context, Altiero Spinelli and Mario
Albertini are the most important, because they took the most principled and
fundamental approach to the federalisation of Europe

Spinelli founded the Union of European Federalists (UEF) in 1946 on the basis of
the Ventotene Manifesto (1941-1944), which he and Ernesto Rossi wrote in exile.
The core of that Manifesto was: establish a constitutional federal Europe after the
war on the basis of a federal Constitution, ratified by the people, on the model of
the Philadelphia Convention (1787). From the beginning of its existence, the UEF
- in an era of the emerging cold war (Russia versus the West) and the failure of a
European Defence Force (seen by Spinelli as an ideal opportunity for the creation
of a constitutional federal Europe) - was beset by doctrine-battles and other
divergent views, recorded in the annals of rapidly succeeding congresses and
other meetings. It forced the political philosopher Spinelli to start behaving like a
politician and to make methodological compromises. But each time he recovered
and returned to his original constitutional approach, with a radical rejection of
nation-state hegemony.
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But he was never able to realise this excellent vision. The current trend from 1946
to opt for a treaty-based approach instead of the constitutional one eventually
won out. As a result, a gradual, incremental approach has prevailed to this day,
waiting for the moment when the treaties suddenly turn out to be a federal
constitution. An illusion.

Mario Albertini tried, around 1962, with the founding of the Federalist Autonomy
Group, once more to break through this gradual approach by spreading the
notion that federalism was not just an organisational concept, but as an ideology
it was equal to concepts such as democracy, liberalism, and socialism. Just as
freedom was the ultimate goal of liberalism, equality the goal of democracy and
social justice the goal of socialism, so he saw federalism as the goal of world
peace. With a constitutional federal Europe as an indispensable building block
of a World Federation. He saw federal statehood of Europe as an indispensable
remedy against the endemic disease of nation-states to fight each other with
violence, divide humanity into classes and pluralism, destroy diversity.

But even that approach has failed. The question ‘How can you make a federal
Europe?’ has been answered again and again from 1946 with: ‘do it with treaties.’
The basis for this was always not a scientific method but a belief; the belief that
ultimately - if these treaties are tinkered with often enough - a constitutional
federal Europe will emerge of its own accord.

With the tenacity of a religious sect, this belief is propagated to this day by the
Union of European Federalists (UEF). Later this approach has been borrowed
also by other pro-Europe movements and organizations. In the light of the
origins of the first federation, that of America, this is incomprehensible. The UEF
often bases its pursuit of a federal Europe on the success of the Philadelphia
Convention of 1787. But it does not draw any conclusions from the fact that
that Convention threw out the treaty of the Articles of Confederation (that was
supposed to bind together the thirteen newly founded states in North America
between 1776 and 1787) because this instrument failed.

Instead, the Convention designed a federal Constitution, ratified by the people
of those states.
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FAEF thus opts for its own Citizens’ Convention
The above is the reason for FAEF to organise its own Citizens’ Convention

With this document as the FAEF Declaration of July 2021 we refute the
correctness of the Schuman Declaration of May 9, 1950. The history of America
that (a) with a well-founded radical rejection of working with a treaty laid the
foundation for federal state formation, allowing it to grow into the state it is
today, and (b) of the mistake of Robert Schuman and Jean Monnet – and other
European politicians - to lead the federalisation of Europe along a treaty-path,
making the European Union merely an accumulation of conflicting nation-state
interests, without democratic accountability and without any geopolitical weight,
should by now be clear enough to reject the EU’s intergovernmental operating
system as radically as Madison and Hamilton did in their Federalist Papers and to
exchange this multilateral monstrosity for a constitutional federal Europe.

In addition, our Convention aims to counterbalance the EU-Conference that
is trying to strengthen the dysfunctional intergovernmental EU system of
governance. Furthermore, it serves as a platform for federalist and pro-Europe
movements that would like to join our federation FAEF, to strengthen our
strategies ‘federating the federalists’ and ‘educating the federalists’. And, of
course, this approach aims also to provide a democratic alternative before
the predictable administrative vacuum, created by the failures of the EU’s
intergovernmental system, becomes the playing field for autocratic European and
foreign leaders, condemning Europe to further division, conflict, and geopolitical
irrelevance.

We are guided by the Philadelphia Convention as ‘best practice’ and position
FAEF as a so-called Constituent Assembly. This is a group of people with the
task of drafting a Constitution, a task we derive from our Statutes (see www.faef.
eu). Returning to the cradle of federal thinking and acting has a special reason:
all failed attempts since 1800 to achieve a constitutional federal Europe have
one characteristic in common: none of them explicitly used the Philadelphia
Convention as a model. We do.

Mind you, whether a well-built federal state also functions well depends on the quality
of the people in charge there. Any well-built ‘house’ can be destroyed by the wrong
‘residents’. The history of several ‘failed federations’ (in Europe, Africa and Asia)
proves this.
Our choice to take the method of the Philadelphia Convention as best practice concerns
the value of an innovative state structure that does justice to the common interests
of a diversity of states, while guaranteeing their continued sovereignty.
This does not imply uncritical praise of what is meant by democracy in America.
There is no place in the constitutional federal Europe that we aspire to for the outdated
two-party system of the USA with its problematic Electoral College, which stems from
the district-based election system.
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The 55(+) expert citizens who, with the contributions of many other citizens,
will improve our draft Constitution must not exceed the number of the present
ten articles. If the Americans could establish a federal state of eventually fifty
Member States based on a Constitution of only seven articles, we can do the
same with ten articles. Once the brake on restricting to ten articles is released,
the methodology of correct federal constitutional law is abandoned, and the
Constitution falls prey to excesses of nation-state political folklore as is the case
with the Lisbon Treaty.
The following chapter contains the Format of our Citizens’ Convention.
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The format of FAEF's Citizens' Convention

How does FAEF organise the Citizens' Convention?
FAEF is organising the Citizens' Convention on the basis of its own scenario. This is described in detail in Chapter 7 of the aforementioned Toolkit and is based on the methodology of the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 as best practice.

That Convention of fifty-five designed the world's first federal Constitution, based on the ideas of European political philosophers. In doing so, it rejected the intergovernmental confederal treaty that failed to guarantee cohesion and cooperation between the thirteen new states since 1776 (the independence of the thirteen British colonies), because this treaty actually caused conflicts between the states. This federal Constitution of only seven articles, improved or supplemented in later years by twenty-seven amendments (see the Toolkit mentioned above, Chapters 8 and 9) proved to be a successful foundation for growing as a federal state to fifty member states. Its strength withstood even the Civil War of 1861-1865. It served as a model for the twenty-seven federal states that today house over 42% of the world's population.

What is the core of the Citizens' Convention?
As regards the core, it is important to state what it is, but also what it is not.

As has already been said, the Convention is not intended to take stock of opinions. We leave that to the EU Conference on the Future of Europe. We are looking for concrete contributions to improve our draft federal Constitution for Europe.

Nor does the Convention discuss issues such as immigration, climate, health, defence, foreign policy, energy and so on. These very important common interests are addressed when discussing the articles of the draft federal Constitution that deal with the powers of the federal European Congress.
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In other words, that there should be, for example, a single common European defence is self-evident to the FAEF; we do not spend time on that. What matters is the way in which we formulate that interest, alongside other common interests, in the federal constitution.


The legitimacy of the Citizens' Convention and the selection of its members
The extent to which our Citizens' Convention can be seen as a legitimate representation of the people of Europe depends, among other things, on its composition. Here diversity is the decisive factor. On this point we distinguish:

Knowledge-cultural legitimacy. We involve people with knowledge of federal state formation and federal constitutional law.

Bottom-up legitimation. This is brought in by representatives of grassroots organisations and citizens' associations. It is not so much their knowledge as their drive to create a democratic and effective Europe that is decisive here. Moreover, the contribution of this category corresponds to one of our strategies, namely 'educating the federalists'.

National legitimacy, in the sense that each EU country must be represented in the Convention.

Media legitimacy. Attention for this project by the mainstream and social media is an indispensable element for gaining support for the Convention and its outcome.

The following procedure will be used for the selection of members.

The Board contacts persons of whom it knows or suspects that they have the right knowledge and/or experience to become a member of the Citizens' Convention. If that contact is positive they register at citizensconvention@faef.eu.

We will publicize this document Europe-wide through all media at our disposal.
Persons reading this and wishing to be members of the Convention should
register at citizensconvention@faef.eu, stating their credentials.
Knowledge and experience of constitutional federal law is a recommendation
but not a must.
On the basis of the registrations of experts and non-expert citizens, the Board
of FAEF compiles the Citizens’ Convention. There is also room for persons
from non-EU countries, such as Norway, Iceland, United Kingdom, Switzerland,
Albania, and Northern Macedonia. Representatives from regions such as
Catalonia, the Basque Country, Corsica, and Scotland are also welcome.
The final selection may lead to 55(+) participants.
The website shall list the names of the members of the Convention and their
e-mail addresses for citizens who wish to address them directly with ideas and advice.
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The Convention process and timeline

We will prepare the Convention during the months of July, August, and
September 2021. The Convention itself will start on 2 October 2021.
The method of launching the Convention will depend on the response to this call
to participate in this Convention. In principle, the Convention will last until 31
May 2022.

We divide the work into twelve parts of three weeks each. First, we ask for
improvement of the Preamble and its Explanatory Memorandum. With the
request to send those improvements to us via administration@faef.eu. The Board
decides (assisted by representatives of member organizations) within a week
whether it is indeed an improvement and publishes the improved text on the
website. Thereafter, the same procedure will follow for each of the ten articles of
the draft federal Constitution. And finally, another three weeks for opinions on
how to present the improved draft to the people of Europe for Ratification.

Specialists on specific aspects of federal law or institution do not have to follow
the three-week procedure and can - after studying our draft - immediately give an
opinion on that specific subject. If this leads to reactions, the Board may consider
opening a Discussion Forum especially for this purpose.

The final result - the improved Preamble, the ten articles and the advice on
the Ratification process - is assessed by the FAEF General Assembly as the
Constituent Assembly. It therefore has the final say. For federalist and pro-
European movements that would like to be part of this Constituent Assembly,
this competence of the General Assembly may be reason to register in time as a
member organisation of our federation FAEF.

The People of Europe decide whether or not to ratify the final draft of the
federal Constitution. If a majority (of those entitled to vote) of the peoples
of nine Member States ratify, the federation of the United States of Europe
comes into force in accordance with Article 20 of the Treaty on the Functioning
of the European Union. For this aspect, see pages 123 and 194 of the Toolkit
mentioned above. We assume that the national parliaments concerned will
support this Ratification by a majority of their people.

Of course, we would appreciate it if all peoples of all EU member states would
Ratify the Constitution. As far as we are concerned, countries that are currently
in the waiting room of the EU - Albania and Northern Macedonia - can also
participate in the Ratification.

We aim to conclude this work by 31 May 2022 with a Symposium in The Hague -
the legal city of the world - attended by all members. To cover the costs, we are
launching a crowdfunding campaign. The final product will be communicated to
the participants, the media, the European Parliament, the European Commission,
and the European Council, and to the parliaments of the 27 EU Member States.
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The Protocol of FAEF’s Citizens’ Convention

The members of the Citizens’ Convention are required to sign the following
Protocol. Other contributing Citizens are not required to sign but are requested
to show their support for the FAEF Declaration and its Citizens’ Convention by
signing it. The Protocol reads as follows
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A. Convinced that the time has come to establish a truly democratic European
Federation,
B. Participating as a Member of the Citizens’ Convention for a Constitutional
Federal Europe in order to contribute to the fulfilment of the centuries-old need
for the creation of the United States of Europe,
C. Having read and examined the relevant documents referred to in this
document.
D. Agreeing that the purpose of the Citizens’ Convention for a Constitutional
Federal Europe is to decide on an improved draft Federal Constitution and
its Explanatory Memorandum and on how the people of Europe shall be
approached for Ratification of the draft Constitution, implying that my presence
in the Convention is focused on decision making.
E. Will contribute to that decision-making in accordance with the following
provisions:
1. I agree that in the deliberation, advice and decision making on the
improvement of the draft Federal Constitution there is no room for treaty
related intergovernmental matters; that consequently the principle ‘All
sovereignty rests with the people, thus working from the bottom up’ is
considered and acted upon; that the final version of the Federal Constitution
does not exceed ten articles; and that I submit my opinions to the FAEF
completely independent of other parties or interests.
2. After having studied the relevant documentation, I will focus on possible
improvements to the present draft of a Federal Constitution, its Explanatory
Memorandum, and the way the people of Europe will be approached to Ratify it.
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3. I may decide to do this work in collaboration with one or more other
Members of the Convention, and with other Citizens who can support me
4. I agree that the Board of FAEF will weigh my advice on whether it is really
an improvement to the texts before it; that the final result will be weighed
and assessed by the General Assembly of FAEF as Constituent Assembly
and then submitted to the people of Europe for Ratification.





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Ein Muss für jeden, der einmal selber an einer Verfassung mitschreiben möchte.

In diesem Falle an einem Verfassungsentwurf für einen Europäischen Bundesstaat.

Ich bin einmal gespannt, wie dieser Verfassungsentwurf aussehen wird und ob sich Unionsbürger mehrheitlich damit auch anfreunden können.
Mit europäischen Grüßen,
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Hallo Manuel
Ich bin froh dieses Forum vorstellen zu können
Grupo EU Citizens Alliance - Constitution Debate:

Gladys Bazan
Maria Rangel Alvan
Julia Sotelo Cabanelas Sotelo Cabanela
Ana Purizaga Coello
Francisco Holanda
Georg Mensing
Mari Aguilera Chica
Paco Capilla Murillo
Peré Kox
Alicia Morilla Massieu
Pedro Castro
Géza Kisiván
Lothar Klouten
Pierrick Mapplei
Paolo Miano
Flor Fernandez
Wilhelm Unrau
Roman Kristin
Francis Stuck
Guillermo S. Reher
Julien Fouchet
Gábriel Németh
Lyes Chebbah
Carmelo Caramello Italia
Nikolay Nikolov
Frankie Perussault

Bienvenidos...Welcome..!!!

Javier Giner
FAEF Communications
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FAEF CITIZENS’ CONVENTION

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Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Board of the Federal Alliance of European Federalists (FAEF) I have the honour to
inform you that we are organising a Citizens' Convention, in response to the EU-Conference on the future of Europe.
The link
https://www.faef.eu/wp-content/uploads/ ... ly2021.pdf

to the Call for Participation contains the information on why FAEF is organising its own Citizens' Convention, for
what purpose and how it will be operated.

If this information encourages you to participate, then please do two things.
Firstly, register via this link:
https://www.faef.eu/en_gb/citizens-convention/

Secondly, after registering, please print the pages 16 and 17 of the Call for Participation (the Protocol), write your name on
page 16 at the top and your signature on page 17 at the bottom.

And return both pages by email scan to
administration@faef.eu

Additional information can be found on our website
www.faef.eu, including the link to the
first Progress Report
https://www.faef.eu/en_gb/citizens-conv ... -report-1/

and a Video to be disseminated through social media
https://www.faef.eu/en_gb/video-message-1/

If you would like to discuss this invitation with our President you can contact him at
leo@faef.eu.

Sincerely yours,

Javier Giner
Executive member of the Federal Alliance of European Federalists
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FAEF CITIZENS’ CONVENTION

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COSTITUCION FEDERAL PARA LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE EUROPA

Dia 2 de octubre de 2021, se inaugura oficialmente la Convención de Ciudadanos. * Mensaje en video del presidente de FAEF, Dr. Leo Klinkers. a las 09.00 a. M. (CET)
https://www.faef.eu/en_gb/opening-of-th ... onvention/

* La lista provisional de miembros de la Convención de Ciudadanos: el Grupo 55+
https://www.faef.eu/en_gb/group-55/
Lista provisional. Inscripción para la membresía abierta hasta finales de octubre.

* El procedimiento dentro del Foro de discusión
https://www.faef.eu/en_gb/discussion-forum/

El procedimiento para trabajar dentro del Foro de Discusión está en el sitio web.
Manejo de la información sobre la Convención en www.faef.eu
https://www.faef.eu/
Haga clic en "Convención de ciudadanos" en la página de inicio.
Haga clic en 'Más información'
Vea el contenido de esa página:
Convocatoria de participación en nuestra Convención Ciudadanos
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