[fse-esf] Report- Charter-Frankfurt
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Sat Nov 11 19:39:55 CET 2006
Report on the meeting of the Charter of principles of another Europe
Frankfurt, November 3 2006
During the EPA in Frankfurt, the network of the Charter of principles of another Europe met for four hours to assess the new draft prepared by our French friends, in particular by Roger Martelli.
46 people attended the meeting and 22 took the floor. All agreed that the new draft was more compact and more readable, but it missed some points already discussed in Athens, and - more important - about which we reached a vast consensus. Therefore, we agreed to introduce some points by recovering the Athens draft or by re-writing them.
I remind you of some significant points:
1. social and workers rights;
2. the self-determination of peoples, the collective rights of minorities which should not prevail over the fundamental rights of the person;
3. the secularism of the public institutions;
4 to insure the participation from below in the administration, in the decision making above all in the public services and on the field of commons;
5. to reformulate the text on the environment, to stress the role of the agriculture and to recover the text on poverty.
All people can take part in the drafting process by sending amendments and proposals, which will be discussed definitively in Paris on January 13-14, 2007.
A European Assembly will be held in Paris on February 10/11 2007, at which a final discussion on the Charter will be held if some points remain outstanding (on Saturday afternoon). On Sunday morning, the Assembly will adopt the project of the Charter.
(ed. by Franco Russo)
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