Plus Europe Declaration
The Barcelona Plus Europe Declaration was issued on the occasion of the first edition of the Plus Europe Conference in Barcelona, on February 2nd, 2013. The following is the complete text of the Declaration:
In a moment of uncertainty about the future of the Europe, the persons gathered at the Closing Session of the First Plus Europe Conference hereby make the following
That a better European Union, not only is possible, but it is to be achieved urgently right now.
That European citizens have to construct their futures; indirectly, through political parties, but also directly through their own initiatives.
That a new civil entity to be named Plus Europe shall coordinate the working documents that will contribute, year after year, to the advancement of the European Union.
That the Plus Europe Conference shall take place every year, as a meeting point for all citizens and civil entities who share similar ideas and the same objective: The advancement of the European Union.
That Plus Europe shall work in close collaboration with European Union Institutions: the Commission and the Parliament. It will present recommendations proposing an integrated approach to European Governance, in such key issues as Education, Research, Health, and Free Enterprise, among others.
That Europe’s Consensus Governance Model will likely contribute to world peace processes that are only to be achieved with the active participation of solid and transparent civic entities that do not yield to vested interests.
That Europe, the world’s largest Freedom area, must exert its leadership not only through its political representatives, but through its civic entities as well. Plus Europe shall be one of them, with European Rotarian Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, and other entrepreneurial and professional associations as its main stakeholders.
That Plus Europe shall propose recommendations designed for quick implementation. This very first Plus Europe Conference has been one example. The Plus Europe Conference will continue for years to come and will have this Declaration as a guideline for future activities.
Barcelona, February 2nd, 2013.