28th Council - Antwerp
The European Greens are delighted to be gathering the green family from across Europe together with our hosts the Belgian Flemish Greens, Groen between 18-20 May in the city of Antwerp, Belgium.
The Groen party are currently represented in the city Council, and have a candidate for Mayor.
We believe the Council will be a chance for us to share our common goals and lay the groundwork towards the 2019 election campaign, including deciding on the procedure to elect the leading candidate, also known as the ‘spitzenkandidaten’.
Our commitment for a Green transformation of Europe is undimmed. We must show that we have the capacity to organize, inspire, and engage around the issues that matter to people today.
Building a ‘Social Europe’ will be on top of the agenda. As Europeans, we don’t only need a Europe that can compete globally, but one that can offer unparalleled access to care and equal opportunities for its citizens. Other topics will include the future of Europe, the blight of plastic pollution and green cities. The momentum is there to show leadership on these topics – we just need to capture it.
Let’s make this meeting between 18-20 May in the historic city of Antwerp our Spring awakening. Bring ideas, ambition, grit, and a dose of pragmatism, into shaping the Green transformation of Europe!
We look forward to seeing you!
The European Ideas Lab aims at bringing together changemakers from all over Europe. Everyday activists, civil society organisations, citizens’ movements, artists, ecopreneurs and Green innovators, we come from different backgrounds but who share the same objective: bringing a positive change in society. Are you a changemaker in your country? Or are you a member of a Green party? Come and join!