Location: Multiverso Foligno - Coworking, Piazza del Reclusorio 1, Foligno, Italy

Number of participants: 28

Description of the activity

Activity 3 was divided in two different moments:

  • The first part was a structured dialogue where experts gave contents and information about European fundamental values and principles, until the current challenges.

    The Professor Marco Damiani, expert on Governance and Public Politics of the University of Perugia, spoke about the main phases of the EU history and about political theories that originated and supported it during his rise and development. In particular he retraced the fundamental steps that gave life to the key principles that today are the base of the Union, through the progressive increasing of cooperation and interdependence among states in more and more strategically sectors like CECA, CEE, EURATOM, institution of the Schengen Space, Treaty of Maastricht, Euro and the definition of the European Union like we know now with the Treaty of Lisbon.

    After that, Chiara Ardena, a representative of “Meridiano d’Europa” association help the participants to reflect where the idea of the united Europe is born and which are the ideals that yesterday like today drove political decisions. With “Manifesto di Ventotene” and the democratic push after the II World War the European project’s ideals of integration, solidarity and cooperation has been consolidated. At the end all this issues has been become to the today’s European challenge that are evidences of the big and necessary complexity of UE; in particular the tragic events of Utoya and Lampedusa.

  • The second part was a workshop aimed to involve participants to contribute to the improvement of the migrant crisis resolution in the European context.

    Thanks to the higher level of contents and framework of the first part, the participants worked in groups to reflect, identify and summarise some recommendations to improve the EU approach and policies on migration issues (CivAct-A3-Final report – Final recommandations).

Outcomes: Final recommendations of participants – CivAct A3 Report