A meeting was held in Sweden on December 30, 2008 when Democrazia Federale from Italy met mr. Jiri Polak, editor of the Direct Democracy Newsletter and a leading person in the international Direct Democracy movement.
In the following a summarized report about the issues discussed in course of the meeting.
Sandby, Dec 30 2008
Meeting between Democrazia Federale and Mr Jiri Polak
The meeting was called for the purpose of organizing steps and events required for starting the project of a European Confederation of DD Movements.
The following issues have been discussed :
1 – DD Movements
All European Movements approving our DD Charter as published in our Blog are entitled to take part into the Confederation.
The above is the only necessary condition to enter the Confederation, while the practical steps of organization and methods to reach the common objective can be different from one country to another.
2 – Newsletter
The Newsletter published in Prag by Jiri Polak is a precious resource for our projects.
It has been agreed that, starting with the next March issue, the following changes will be implemented
The Newsletter will be organized into a European section, serving as official journal for the Confederation, and an International section reporting news from DD movements around the world outside Europe.
The newsletter will be translated into the main European languages to reach a satisfactory diffusion over the whole territory of the Union.
3 – Conference in Prag
The date has been restricted to the choice between March 14 and March 21.
The main purpose of the Conference shall be the founding of the European DD Confederation, organized by the national Movements taking part.
Other Movements from countries outside Europe, or individuals not representing a Movement are invited to attend as observers.