EFA’s vision for a Europe of ALL peoples will be unveiled during the launch of the party’s European campaign on the 7th of March (18h) at the Concert Noble in Brussels, in a ceremony in which EFA’s first-ever “Spitzenkandidat” will be presented together with the different candidates for the May 2019 European Parliament elections.
Prominent political leaders of EFA member parties along with Members of the European Parliament and the Committee of the Regions, will gather at Concert Noble for the presentation of EFA candidates for the EU elections from Catalonia, Flanders, Corsica, the Basque Country, Slovakia, Galicia, Bavaria or Latvia*.
All electoral candidates and political leaders will sign the ‘Declaration on Self-determination’, as EFA is the only pro-European political party clearly standing up for this fundamental right, while during the reception that will follow journalists will have the chance to meet with political leaders for interviews.
The event will also be the occasion for EFA to set out its 2019 Manifesto, a roadmap for the upcoming elections relying on the idea of building a Europe of all peoples, summarized in 10 key ideas, from direct democracy and sustainable development to linguistic justice and youth empowerment.
The 2019 Manifesto lays the policy foundations of the EFA family and focuses on the defense of stateless nations, regions and minorities that the Europe of States overlooks, on the basis of the promotion of social justice, equality, solidarity and sustainability
This event will be held on the framework of the EFA’s General Assembly gathering more than a hundred delegates from its 45 member parties from all corners of Europe at the Thon Hotel EU from 7th to 9th March.
On Friday 8th March at 11h journalists will be invited to a press conference in which the President and Vice President of EFA party, Jordi Solé and Jill Evans, and the President of EFA group in the European Parliament, Josep-Maria Terricabras, will summarize the main points of the General Assembly and the strategy towards the European elections.
*The following EFA candidates for the European Parliament elections will take part in the event: Diana Riba (Republics Now – ERC), Jordi Solé (Republics Now - ERC), Ana Miranda (Republics Now - BNG), Josu Juaristi (Republics Now - EH Bildu), Jordi Sebastià (Bloc/Compromís), François Alfonsi (Régions et Peuples Solidaires), Florian Weber (Bayernpartei), Miroslav Mitrofanovs (Latvian Russian Union).
Adam Price (Leader of Plaid Cymru/Party of Wales), Jill Evans (MEP Plaid Cymru), Jean-Félix Acquaviva (Corsican MP in the French Assembly and National Secretary of Femu à Corsica), Pello Urizar Karetxe (Secretary General of Eusko Alkartasuna), Csaba Feher (President of the Hungarian Christian Democratic Alliance Party) and Zsolt Szilagy (President of the Hongarian People’s Party of Transylvania) will also be present, among other prominent political leaders of the EFA family.