New project in cooperation with Pulse of Europe
On 10 July 2018 the project HomeParliaments by Pulse of Europe was presented publicly for the first time. Over 700 citizens and enthusiastic Europeans got together in St. Paul’s Church in Frankfurt, Germany. The project offers an effective method to enhance public interest and participation in politics. It aims at the improvement of legislative processes through a coordinated exchange of information between voters, politicians and experts. Thus, a lasting, sustainable exchange between political stakeholders and civil society should be facilitated. The first round of the HomeParliaments which is dealing with the issue “America First” is running since 13 July to 24 August. Additional sessions are already in the making. The IEP is the scientific partner of the project.
Here you find information about what stands behind this idea, how to participate and how to become a host of your own European HomeParliament. Invite friends, acquaintances, colleagues, neighbors to political debates in your living room and co-decide on the future of Europe. This is where it begins: In accordance with a scientific developed framework and clear rules of communication. We hope you will enjoy debating European politics!
Plan of procedure of a HomeParliament:
- A decision-maker defines the issue that should be discussed (in the test round this issue is defined by Pulse of Europe; in the following rounds EU politicians will define the issues of discussion)
- The issue is sent to the host of the HomeParliament and his/her participants
- The HomeParliament deals with the issue; duration: about two or three hours
- The host will send the conclusions of the HomeParilament back to Pulse of Europe where all conclusions are collected and given to the decision-maker (in this case to Pulse of Europe, in the future to EU politicians)
- All conclusions will be published. The political stakeholder will include them in the decision-making processes
- The decision-makers obligate themselves to provide advice, support and information for the hosts of the HomeParliaments. Dissenting opinions and decisions need to be justified by the decisions-makers
You find further information about the HomeParliaments here (in German): Fact Sheet
Register here as host of your own European HomeParliament: Online Form