Creating European interparliamentary network
Berlin, Germany, Paris, France, Bologna, Italy
The EU currently faces the greatest crisis of its existence. The Greek debt drama and the Ukrainian conflict threaten not only the unity of Europe but also the peace on the continent. Likewise, the internal threat of anti-European movements risk draining Europe's brightest minds from the continental cause, just when they are needed most. We have identified the cause of the problem in the disconnection between governments and their respective populations, a gap that we hope to bridge. The lack of knowledge about their own political structures results in massive loss in synergy and potential exchange between government and populace since it is only through a dialog between the governing and the governed, that the strength of the EU could built up.
Our aim is ambitious. We wish to reinvigorate the European project that now lies under the threat of both external and internal pressures. We wish to promote the creation of a progressive and pro Europe class of statesmen who place the well-being and development of the continent at the top on their priorities. Our short term goal is to bring young professionals and students together to form a strong community of innovative and critical pro-Europeans. We want to offer them an opportunity to enter politics and inject their creative ideas in the policy-making process. In the long run we wish to make the IPF community a force for real positive change in Europe.
1. Execute Pilot Conference "Digitalizing Democracy" organized with the German Bundestag in May 2015.
2. Establish IPF in a legal form as an NGO.
3. Continue the physical Forum initiative through conferences every year in various capitals\\nthroughout Europe. [Second conference planned for 2016 in Paris]
4. Development of an online political app to allow young European professionals and students to engage in constant idea exchange and networking.
5. Empower participants to develop their own initiatives in their home countries under the umbrella of IPF.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe