I'm European Too
( - EU-Weit - Englisch)
Anfang 11/12/2013 - 12:00
Ende 11/12/2013 - 15:00
Veranstaltungsort International Trade Union House, Brussels
Organisator L’Italia sono anch’io
Over the past year, 22 Civil Society organizations (social, law and religious organizations as well as trade unions) promoted in Italy a campaign for the rights of citizens of foreign origins.
“L’Italia sono anch’io” (Italy is me, too) campaign (www.litaliasonoanchio.it) has developed several activities in more than 100 cities and produced two laws of popular initiative that collected more than 200,000 signatures, bringing to the Italian Parliament two proposals concerning the right for foreign residents to vote in local and regional elections and the reform of the citizenship law that introduces, among other things, the ius soli.
The organizing committee is chaired by the mayor of Milan, Giuliano Pisapia and by the publisher Carlo Feltrinelli.
Starting from this experience and other similar ones that have been carried out in other countries, we believe it is important to build up a campaign on migrants’ rights in Europe starting from the bottom, from organizations and social networks.
The European Union represents increasingly a common space in which are defined the destinies of millions of people living in the 27 member countries. Migrants and minorities rights are a great bet for democracy, and a major cultural campaign that point out to policy makers and public opinion this theme, may help a process of democratization in the EU.
We therefore ask you to consider the possibility to launch a European campaign with these contents, whose objectives and operating methods will have to be discussed together. Among the options that we would like to discuss with you is the idea of promoting, within a European coalition, an ECI, as the EU legislative procedure requires, on the ratification of the UN Convention for the rights of migrant workers and their families.
For this reason, we invite you to participate in a meeting in Brussels the 11th of December at 12:00 pm at the International Trade Union House.