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General Assembly 2017

Federation of Young European Greens warmly invite you to join our General Assembly in Madrid, Spain, from 24-28th of May. 

It is an extraordinary time for Europe and we as pro-European organisation face an enormous challenge of coming up with our new, resonant vision for Europe. We therefore, couldn't be any happier to have chosen Red Equo Joven - Spanish Young Greens as our hosts. They have always been the Member Organiosation who brings ideas that smell fresher than fresh mint and also fed the federation with bright and loyal activists. 

GA is the most important decision making event that takes place each year. The political course of the federation and the leadership is confirmed according to a democratic procedure. It is frequently combined with the Spring Conference. (read more below) 

Besides encouraging your members to apply for FYEG's statutory bodies feel free to start choosing your delegates, preparing them for GA and booking tickets to Madrid already. 

Here is the registration form for the delegates. Please fill it in as soon as possible. Deadline for registering delegates is 13th of April. Deadline for observers registration is 27th of April.

Please bear in mind that travel costs and participation fee for first delegate is covered by FYEG. Participation fee for second delegate is 100 euros (or 50 euros if there is gender parity in delegation). Travel cost is not covered. Participation fee for observers is 160 euros. If you have a specific situation that prevents your MO or delegate from being able to pay the fee please contact our treasurer.

Please take into account some of the good practices in choosing your delegates:

  • It's a good practice to have one experienced (been to previous GAs) and one inexperienced delegate (to ensure transfer of knowledge)
  • I'ts a good practice to have gender-balanced delegation
  • It's a good practice to book tickets as soon as possible 

 

 


 
Important deadlines and practical information:

The GA will take place in  Madrid from 25th - 27th of May. Registration is open from the 24th of May. That’s the day when we expect the delegates to arrive. 

REGISTRATION

Everyone attending the General Assembly must register in an online form here. This is regardless of your position or function, so as soon as you read this email, please take some time to fill it in and send it to everyone you know to attend. Nominate and register your delegates before April 13th Midnight. FYEG will cover the travel costs of your first delegate. Deadline to register as a guest or observer is April 27th.

 

VERY IMPORTANT: FINANCIAL CONDITIONS!

Please, read this document to get detailed information about travel limits, reimbursement rules and participation fee! If you still have any questions - write us on office@fyeg.org and jm@fyeg.org immediately!

 

DO YOU NEED VISA?

MO’s from countries which need visa (notably Armenia, Belarus, Turkey and Ukraine) are encouraged to nominate and register their candidates as soon as possible

Please contact us at office@fyeg.org and intern@fyeg.org as soon as possible so that we can start the procedures right away and ensure that all participants are granted their visa.
 


Calls and deadlines for various positions and document:

Remember that deadlines are upcoming! Here is the list of all deadlines, and the name of the person from executive committee you can ask for more information if needed:

13. APRIL

27. APRIL

 
Make note that we also have an open call for two members of the Advisory Committee, and the deadline to apply is the last day of the General Assembly.
 

AMENDMENTS

We are proud to introduce new Amendment Tool. This website is designated to allow participants of the 2017 FYEG General Assembly (GA) to amend GA documents.

We have already published (1) the Minutes from the previous GA, (2) Internal Rules of Procedure and Statutes (3) Political Platform and (4) 3-Year Plan. Amendments, Motions, Resolutions can be tabled by FYEG's Full Member Organisations, FYEG Executive Committee, FYEG Strategic Planning Committee, FYEG Working Group Members. 

Instructions for utilizing the tool can be found on the platform itself in the 'Help' section. For further questions, please contact kristian@fyeg.org and webmaster@fyeg.org 


 

 

 

DRAFT PROGRAM GA/SC 2017 - MADRID 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 

Whole day

Arrivals

18:00 onwards

Warm-up and chill-down along with start of registration for those present

 

20:00 - 21:00

Introduction for new delegates

21:00 - 22:00

Dinner

 

 

THURSDAY, MAY 25

 

 

TIME

WHAT

08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30

Registration (end)

09:30 - 10:15

Inclusion Session

10:15 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:30

Welcome and Formalities

  • Words by FYEG spokespeople
  • Words by Host Org
  • Words from venue staff
  • Practical information
  • Establishment of quorum
  • Confirmation of the Presidency by the GA
  • Appointing voting committee
  • Adoption of minutes from previous GA
  • Adoption of the agenda
  • Adoption of Meeting Rules
  • Announcements of the presidency
  • Adoption of the deadline for amendments to emergency resolutions (Thursday midnight)
  • Adoption of the deadline for amendments to resolutions and plans (Thursday midnight)
  • Election and voting procedure explanation
  • Explanation of sign language

11:30 - 12:30

Reports

  • EC report
  • Activity report
  • Inclusion Audit
  • Secretary General report
  • Financial report
  • FCC Report
  • Webmaster
  • Ecosprinter
  • AC
  • Strategic Planning Committee

12:30 - 13:45

LUNCH

13:45 - 14:00

Presentation of plans

  • Activity Plan
  • Budget plan

14:00-14:30

Presentation of resolutions

  • Q&A

14:30 - 15:45

Presentation of candidates in a manner to be determined by Presidency

  • EC candidates
  • SecGen candidates
  • Presentation of the report by the SecGen Assessment Team
  • Ecosprinter Editorial Board
  • Financial Control Committee

15:45 - 16:05

Presentation of candidate Member Organisations

  • Candidate and Member Organisations

16:05 - 16:30

BREAK

17:30 - 18:00

OPENING OF THE SPRING CONFERENCE

TITLE: Greening the progressive fronts!

  • Speech by FYEG spokesperson
  • Speech by REJ spokesperson
  • OPENING by Madrid City Council 

18:00 - 19:30

OPENING PANEL

TITLE: Theories of Progressivism

19:30 - 20:00

Tapas (BREAK with some food)

20:00- 21:15

Parallel workshops

TAKING POWER... & KEEPING IT

4 parallel workshops of one hour with possibility to change after half an hour on national/regional situations experienced by our MOs. Guest speakers are invited to join.

Workshop 1: ‘Is the future of the Greens eco-socialist?’ - the case of France

  • Moderation: Jeunes Ecologistes

Workshop 2: Being Green and liberal - German case

  • Moderation: DWARS, Grune Jugend

Workshop 3: Grassroots VS the Institutions in Spain

  • Moderation: Red Equo Joven

21:15 - 22:30

DINNER

 

Time for MOs to work on amendments

MIDNIGHT

Deadline (proposed by Presidency) for:

  • Amendments on Emergency Resolutions
  • Amendments to Resolutions
  • Amendments to plans

 

FRIDAY, MAY 26

  

08:00-09:00

BREAKFAST

09:45- 10:00

Opening of the day

  • Update on the program of the day
  • Update on practicalities

10:00 - 10:45

Plans

(Following from previous day presentations: debate on plans and amendments)

  • Activity Plan
  • Budget (2017)
  • Financial plan (2018)

Presentation of amendments (deadline Thursday midnight)

10:45- 11:00

BREAK

11:00 - 12:30

Resolutions

 

Following previous day presentations, discussion on amendments (deadline Thursday midnight) and Political platform amendments

13:00 - 14:30

LUNCH

14:30 - 16:00

Structures of FYEG

  • Reports from SPC groups
  • Presentation of amendments to IRPs
  • Presentation of amendments to the Statutes
  • Discussion

16:00 - 16:15

BREAK

16:15 - 17:30

Parallel workshops:

  • External communication
  • Working Groups
  • Relationship with Mother Parties
  • Inclusion Audit

17:30 - 18:15

Discussion on Inclusion

  • Conclusions from Demasculinisation of politics event 
  • Presentation of the Guide book for Demasculinising politics
  • Presentation of results from Inclusion Audit
  • Presentation of the non-male sessions 
  • Discussion 

 

18:15 - 18:30

BREAK

18:30 - 20:00

Panel: First We Took the Streets, then The Parliamentsents with local representatives of Madrid municipality and other greens in office in municipalities.

With the presence of Ludovic Lamant, French author of "Occupy the power" a book that explores the potential for change of the new Spanish municipalities

20:00 - 21:30

Non-male discussion With Terry Reintke

20:00 - 21:30

Male space on the need for rethinking of gender roles and male participation in political spaces

21:30 - 23:00

AMENDMENT SESSION ON EMERGENCY RESOLUTIONS AND COMPROMISE AMENDMENT SESSION ON REGULAR RESOLUTIONS.

 

Deadline on amendments to emergency resolutions

 

PARTY

 

SATURDAY, MAY 27

 

08:00 - 09:30

BREAKFAST

09:45 - 10:00

Opening of the day

  • Updates on program of the day
  • Updates on practicalities

11:30 - 13:00

Alternative Madrid: how the city has become a hub for progressive alternatives?

Guided tour by local urban activists

13:00 - 14:30

LUNCH

14:30 - 14:45

Explanation of voting procedure

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Quorum

14:45 - 15:30

Elections

  • Female and Male Spokesperson
  • Treasurer
  • EC members
  • Secretary General

At the same time : presentation of partners (GEF, HBS, CDN)

15:30 - 16:15

Elections

  • EcoSprinter Editorial Board
  • Financial Control Committee
  • Advisory Committee
  • GYG Steering Committee
  • Member Organisations

At the same time : presentation of WG mandates

16:15-16:30

BREAK

16:30 - 18:00

Voting Session I

  • Motions
  • Resolutions
  • Amendments to the statutes and IRPs
  • Amendments to the political platform
  • Activity plan
  • Budget
  • New Mandates for WGs

17:45 - 18:00

Tapas 

18:00 - 19:00

Regional meetings for MOs

 

 

 

Panel: A progressive headway for the European Union

With Florent Marcellesi - Green MEP

Mar Garcia - Secretary General, EGP

Lorenzo Marsili - European Alternatives

19:15 -

PARTY AND DINNER IN A NICE PLACE

 

SUNDAY, MAY 28

 

09:00 - 10:30

BREAKFAST

10:45 - 11:00

Announcements for the day

  • Updates on program
  • Updates on practicalities

11:00 - 13:00

TOWARDS 2019: FYEG in the European elections

Session in 3 different times, aiming at giving some directions for the upcoming 2019 campaign of FYEG, and gathering inputs from our MOs. 

Inputs from guest speakers.

  • Mar Garcia (EGP)
  • Ska Keller (GGEP)
  • GEF
  • Moderated by FYEG spokes

2) Small groups: drafting directions from that or from previous ideas

3) Discussion in the plennary

13:00 - 13:15

CLOSING OF THE SPRING CONFERENCE

13:15 - 15:00

LUNCH