Event takeaways, publication launches and more from the network.
Stories from the MED network
During the annual European Forum Alpbach, MPs from the Mercator European Dialogue (MED) network gathered to discuss the current state and future of European democracy, particularly addressing the role of participatory politics.
On 10 July 2018, Mercator European Dialogue network members from 10 EU and non-EU states met during the NATO Summit in Brussels to discuss the security challenges facing Europe today.
In April 2018, Members of Parliament from different parties in France, the United Kingdom and Germany joined efforts in a joint parliamentary letter to Congress asking to support the Iran deal. Members of the Mercator European Dialogue (MED) network from all three countries decided to take part, with some of them giving us an exclusive comment on the importance of the deal and this interparliamentary action.
5th Mercator European Dialogue in Paris: The Future of EU Prosperity - Addressing the Modernization Challenge
On the weekend of 2-4 March 2018, 40 Members of National Parliaments from 15 different EU member states gathered in Paris to discuss, reflect and share views, perspectives, uncertainties, and visions on the topic of “the future of EU prosperity and the modernization challenge”.
Two of the network´s MPs, Joost Taverne, Member of the Dutch Parliament and Paolo Guerrieri, Member of the Italian Senate were invited by the Berlin Policy Journal to discuss views on European solidarity.
Round tables, waving strips of colourful paper, a room humming with conversation. Practitioners, policy thinkers, foundation representatives, and politicians took the stage in a passionate testimony to the power of conversation, the Open Dialogue and the Future of Politics session of the European Foundation Centre's 2017 Annual General Assembly and Conference. The event showcased two major cooperative projects, the Mercator European Dialogue and the New Pact for Europe.
Mercator European Dialogue Grants are now available exlusively for the members of the network to help support innovative projects by Members of Parliament. You can submit your proposal by clicking on the button at the top of this page.