Working with European Intergovernmental Institutions: past, present and future

European Support Group Thematic Meeting

14 November 2020

11:30 - 13:30 GMT

 

You are warmly invited to a thematic meeting that will explore how we can individually and collectively engage with local, national and intergovernmental leaders and European institutions.

How can we work collaboratively with others to make our European communities a home where everyone contributes and is valued?

Christoph Spreng

In the 2 hours together there will be a presentation from Christoph Spreng who represents IofC International at the Council of Europe. He is Vice-President of Conference of INGO’s and the coordinator of the INGO Dialogue Toolkit HUB. In June 2017 he was appointed INGO Special Advisor for Human Rights and Business.

Charles Danguy

There will also be an interview with Charles Danguy who will share his experiences over fifty years in Lorraine, accompanying MEPS and engaging in regional and cross borderswork in Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.

He also hosted delegations from Eastern Europe and Tunisia to Lorraine, to meet and learn from those engaged in effective regional work.Their experiences, as well as those of you who will join us, represent a life long commitment to building a better European society.

What sparked their interest? What sustained their commitment? What skills did they need to develop as they engaged in this European journey that went beyond their local settings?

There will be group discussions; Q&A and the opportunity for others, with experience of engaging with leadership and intergovernmental institutions, to share and reflect on their experiences of this type of work.There will be the opportunity to reflect on lessons we can learn individually and collectively from these experiences.

How do we engage with local, regional and intergovernmental institutions to bring about long term value based changes? How can we continue this type of work individually and collectively? What specific skills do we need to develop to inspire and connect with those in leadership roles?

Join us by sending us an email.

We look forward to seeing you and to developing and exploring this theme together.

 

Diana, Angela, Jacqui, Shamail, Osama, Omnia and Camilla

European Support Group



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