11 January 2021

MP Open Call: Your Direct Line to Europe’s Policymakers #4

Believing in the power and value of discussion, the Mercator European Dialogue (MED) offers an MP Open Call which will be the chance to engage in discussion and exchange of information between national MPs, contributing to the prerogative of the MED to promote a culture of debate and mutual listening for better policy-making.

This MP Open Call, taking place on 11 January 2021, will reconnect members of the network in the new year.

 

MP OPEN CALLS: your direct line to Europe’s policymakers

The new and improved MP OPEN CALLS are an opportunity to connect regularly with other members of parliament from the network. The MED will allow its members to check in with their peers for one hour every month. We will act as hosts and facilitators, but it is the participants that will bring their questions and topics to the table. In the open agenda format, participants will be able to hear from each other and gain first-hand information on the political situation in other European countries.

All participants of MP OPEN CALLS have the power of initiative: As topics emerge, network members are encouraged to start their own initiatives or volunteer their expertise on a subject relevant for other members’ parliamentary work. Depending on the purpose, the MED will provide the right format to carry the initiative forward, such as our improved MED120 (a 2-hour deep dive into a critical topic with the help of external expertise) or the brand new MED POLICY SPRINT (a focused working group that engages participants in a whole series of meetings).

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