Become a host and invite to your private HomeParliament

Welcome! Let’s talk together about Europe’s sovereignty.

The European HomeParliaments will be starting a new round on June 4,this time focusing on Europe’s sovereignty.How can Europe become more sovereign and assertive in the areas of security, migration and energy? We can shape the change together.

Join the discussion and organize your own European HomeParliament.

From 04.06.22 to 03.09.2022

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6th round: “Must the EU become more sovereign and assertive on migration, security and energy policy?”

6th round: “Must the EU become more sovereign and assertive on migration, security and energy policy?”

From 4 June to 03 September 2022

The Russian war of agression in Ukraine is a major turning point for Europe. Not only is the independence of a single state in immediate danger, but the entire West with its values, democratic practices and prosperity is being challenged. At the same time, the war relentlessly exposes the weaknesses of the European Union. Dependencies on fossil fuel imports, an unsettled approach to refugees from many parts of the world and a lack of military capabilities have made the union vulnerable to external attacks and attempts at destabilization. Moreover, the EU is not perceived as a decisive actor in security and resource issues. Often enough, it is the US, China and Russia that set the tone. The EU must therefore become more sovereign and more assertive.

Host your ownHomeParliament inone of 8 languages or participate in one – digital or analogue. Discuss and decide on the following questions:

  • Should eligibility for asylum in the EU, already be examined and decided outside of the EU?
  • Should the EU undertake operations in other countries with its own army in order to stabilize and pacify them?
  • Should new buildings and major house renovations in the EU that do not integrate renewable energies (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.) no longer be permitted?

Exchange your views about EU politics with others

Discuss current EU policy decisions with other people in a private atmosphere.

And have a say in the big issues – in the decisions of European politicians.

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HomeParliaments

This is how your European HomeParliament works

A HomeParliament is a private discussion group of 4 to 8 people. You can either invite your friends or have yourself assigned to an interesting discussion group. It all takes place either online via Video-HomeParliament or in a face-to-face meeting.

In your HomeParliament you will have about 2 hours to discuss three proposals on an issue of EU politics. We provide you with simple instructions on how to do this.

Then, you submit the results of your discussions to our platform where the results of all European HomeParliaments are collected. These represent the wishes of all HomeParliaments. In this way, you are advising top EU politicians who are happy to exchange ideas with you.

Have a say in the big issues

After your HomeParliament, the process continues:

With the results from the HomeParliaments from different parts of Europe, you will be advising renowned EU politicians. These politicians have agreed to take the findings into account in their deliberations and then give feedback in webinars, video statements or in writing.

Our dialogue partners

Ursula von der Leyen

President European Commission

Manfred Weber

EPP
Germany

Othmar Karas

EPP
Austria

Katarina Barley

S&D
Germany

Fabienne Keller

Renew Europe
France

All participating politicians

Ursula von der Leyen

President of the European Commission

Manfred Weber

EPP
Germany

Othmar Karas

EPP
Austria

Paulo Rangel

EPP
Portugal

Hildegard Bentele

EPP
Germany

Rainer Wieland

EPP
Germany

Nicola Beer

Renew Europe
Germany

Moritz Körner

Renew Europe
Germany

Gabriele Bischoff

S&D
Germany

Ludek Niedermayer

EPP
Tschechien

Fabienne Keller

Renew Europe
France

Andreas Glück

Renew Europe
Germany

Jan-Christoph Oetjen

Renew Europe
Germany

Michael Theurer

Liberal Democrat Party in Bundestag
Germany

Michael Link

Liberal Democrat Party in Bundestag
Germany

Svenja Hahn

Renew Europe
Germany

Damian Boeselager

Volt / Greens / EFA
Germany

Henrike Hahn

Greens / EFA
Germany

Katja Leikert

Christian Democrats Party in Bundestag
Germany

Katarina Barley

S&D
Germany

Łukasz Kohut

S&D
Poland

Pedro Marques

S&D
Portugal

Michael Roth

Minister of state for Europe
Germany

Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield

Greens / EFA
France

Franziska Brantner

Alliance 90/The Greens in Bundestag
Germany

Ska Keller

Greens / EFA
Germany

Angelika Niebler

EPP
Germany

Martin Schirdewan

GUE / NGL
Germany

Helmut Scholz

GUE / NGL
Germany

Jutta Paulus

Greens / EFA
Germany

Hannah Neumann

Greens / EFA
Germany

Sergey Lagodinsky

Greens / EFA
Germany

Daniel Freund

Greens / EFA
Germany

Michael Bloss

Greens / EFA
Germany

Michaela Sojdrova

EPP
Tschechien

The 1st round in 2022: “Does Europe’s democracy need a fundamental update?”

The 1st round in 2022: “Does Europe’s democracy need a fundamental update?”

From 29 January to 03 April 2022

In the arena of European politics, citizens are often standing only on the sidelines. Participating in the European elections every few years is not enough for more and more people. An overwhelming 92% of people in the EU want their voices to be taken more into account (Eurobarometer, 2021). That’s why we’re focusing on three fundamental reforms to strengthen and renew European democracy.

Host your ownHomeParliament inone of 8 languages or participate in one – digital or analogue. Discuss and decide on the following questions:

  • Should the principle of unanimity in the Council of the European Union be abolished and replaced by qualified majority voting?
  • Should a representative citizens’ council advise the EU institutions on fundamental decisions?
  • Should the European Parliament be able to propose and initiative its own legislation in addition to the EU Commission?

Review: The 2021 Round

From April 24th to July 11th, 2021, people from 25 EU countries discussed what consequences the EU should draw from the pandemic.

The questions at issue were whethernecessary pharmaceuticals and medical devices should be produced in the EU in the future,freedom of travel for vaccinated persons and whether Europeans should be prioritised in the distribution of essential pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

The result was: The EU should advocate more decisively for European interests in the future!Furthermore, it became clear that the EU should become more independent from third countries and be guided in its policies by the idea of solidarity.

Voices on the European HomeParliaments

Pia from Hildesheim

I think the format of the European HomeParliaments is great because civic participation at European and national level is very important to me. I have taken part in HomeParliaments both as a host and as a participant, online and offline, with young and older people. The HomeParliaments are an incredible amount of fun, the discussion is really stimulating and everyone can freely express their own opinion. My plea: become a host and organise a HomeParliament. It’s so worthwhile!

Elisabeth from Toulouse

The debate was interesting and instructive because the confrontation was based on everyone’s own conception of European policies. Our points of view differed according to our sensitivities, our nationality – even our binationality. These debates are commendable and can be repeated over and over again. They nourish the debate on Europe and foster a sense of belonging to it. A voice from the grassroot level to make things more tangible for all citizens.

Rosemarie from Velbert

I took part in an online HomeParliament on 26 October, which, apart from me, consisted of four young men, two of them my grandchildren, who gave me the feeling that I could discuss with them on an equal footing, despite my 99 years. The united Europe that my generation dreamed of more than 70 years ago seems to be finally taking shape. It is high time!

Jörg from Darmstadt

Thanks to the support of our cooperation partners Staatstheater Darmstadt,AGORA – das Lokal and Parktheater Bensheim, we were able to hold 3 events in the region with a total of 9 HomeParliaments. In addition, there are at least a handful of other HomeParliaments that have been implemented as video conferences, including one in Esperanto with the participation of people from five European countries. A very strong sign for European cohesion.

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Register here and we will inform you about everything you need to know about the European HomeParliaments.

We will inform you about any news concerning the European HomeParliaments. For example, how you can join, which topic will be discussed and which high-ranking EU politicians you will be advising with your results.

If you are already registered, you don’t have to do anything else. We will send you all the information you need.

Have a say in the big issues

In the autumn of 2020, about 1200 participants discussed solidarity in the EU. The specific topics were compensation payments in the event of a crisis, social inequality between member states and the fight against climate change.

Several new features were introduced at the same time. For the first time, almost half of the HomeParliaments took place as video HomeParliaments. In addition, people who did not know each other beforehand were brought together through a matching process.

For the first time, HomeParliaments were held in 12 different countries during the height of the Corona pandemic. In some HomeParliaments, discussions even crossed borders.

The wishes of the people were heard by 31 EU politicians from five countries and five parties, led by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Review – 3rd round, 2020

Reactions of politicians

High profile EU politicians state their positions vis-à-vis the results of the HomeParliaments.

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Pulse of Europe is an independent citizens’ initiative above party lines founded in Frankfurt am Main in 2016. Our aim is to make the European idea visible and audible. We want to make a contribution to ensuring that a united, democratic Europe continues to exist in the future, in which respect for human dignity, the rule of law, free thought and action, tolerance and respect are the natural foundations of the community.

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