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Pierre Calame

Pierre Calame, civil engineer by training, was a civil servant in France for 20 years before developing the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humanity which aims to address the major challenges of our time. He organised the first ever World Citizens assembly in 2001.


Une Réponse au Brexit : Organiser l’Assemblée Instituante Européenne

Le Brexit nous a réveillé au fait que la relation entre l’UE et ses citoyens devait changer en quelque sorte. Forcer plus d’intégration les éloignerait – au lieu, il faut leur donner du pouvoir et une voie, à travers des assemblées citoyennes régionales qui mèneront à une Union Européenne vraiment représentative et interactif.

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Responding to Brexit: Creating a European Foundational Assembly

Brexit was a wakeup call that something about the EU’s relationship to its citizens needs to change. Forcing more integration would push people away – instead, giving citizens a say and a stake in the EU’s future through regional citizen assemblies may be a path towards a truly representative and interactive EU.

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