The Manifesto of Ventotene and the future of Europe

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Date: 
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:30

 

On the occasion of the 34th anniversary of the death of Altiero Spinelli, we invite you to join us at a panel discussion about the legacy of the co-authors of the Ventotene Manifesto

 

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THE WORDS OF VENTOTENE

Directed by Marco Cavallarin, Marco Mensa and Elisa Mereghetti, and produced by Ethnos, Patma.doc and Fondazione Famiglia Sarzi

 

 

 

To watch the film, click here

followed by two panel discussions 

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All registered participants will receive the details onhow to join our ZOOM calll by email on Saturday morning.

 

THE PANELS

PANEL ONE

The legacy of Altiero Spinelli, Ernesto Rossi and the Ventotene Manifesto

 

Moderator

POVL CHRISTIAN HENNINGSEN

Board Member, New Europeans

 

ELISA MEREGHETTI

Ethnos

Elisa is co-author of the film “The Words of Ventotene”. She directed dozens of documentaries and filmed around the globe. She is in charge of Ethnos, an award winning production company specialized in documentaries and social campaigns, producing for RAI Italian Television, international institutions, NGOs, and for the United Nations Development Program.

 

 

ANTONELLA BRAGA

Antonella is a.teacher of History and Philosophy. She published a political biography of Ernesto Rossi (Un giacobino federalista.
Ernesto Rossi, pioniere degli Stati Uniti d’Europa, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007) and his wife (Ada
Rossi, Milano, Unicopli, 2017, con Rodolfo Vittori). She is a member of the “Ernesto Rossi e Gaetano Salvemini” Foundation in Florence.

 

PAOLO VACCA

 Secretary Gen­eral of the​ Union of European Federalis­ts (UEF) and Secretary​ Gen­eral of The Spinelli Group, a​ network of federalist members of the European Par­liament. A long-time campaigner for​ Eur­opean unity and fede­ralism, Paolo has or­ganised​ and contrib­uted to co­nferences, seminars,​ events and grass-r­oot campaigns and ac­tions across​ Europe promoting European democracy and​ Europ­ean unity. Professio­nally, he works as Di­rector​ Legal Affairs Europe for a global chemical​ multinat­ional with European​ headquarters in The​ Netherlands.​

 

PANEL TWO

The road to European Unity - what happens next?


Moderator

LENA KRONENBÜRGER

New Europeans Munich

 Chief Editor of 42 Magazine 

 

PANELLISTS

JANA DEGROTT

Co-founder, We Belong

Jana is the co-founder and campaign manager at We Belong Europe. Since the age of 16 she has been an advocate for youth participation in national and European politics. In 2017, she was elected as a local councillor and counts as one of the youngest elected politicians in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

 

LEONIE MARTIN

President, Young European Federlalists

Leonie Martin is President of the non-partisan youth organisation Young European Federalists (JEF) Europe. She hails from the cross-border region of Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Martin has a master degree in European public policy and administration from Maastricht University and in International and European law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She has also lived in Budapest, Berlin and the Washington D.C. area.

 

BENJAMIN GUNTER

European Youth Forum 


Benjamin is a board member of the European Youth Forum. 
He works part-time for the educational department of the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation in the field of international Holocaust education.
 He is currently doing his Masters in Historical and English Education at the Humboldt University Berlin.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: 
Belgium
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