Programme

Council venue:

Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre
99 George St, Glasgow G1 1RD, UK

Thursday, 1 December 2016

19:00

Scottish Youth, European Youth: What's our Common Future

Join the European Greens and the Scottish Young Greens in a series of 4 debates, in which we will try to answer questions surrounding the recent Brexit referendum and the consequences for youth in Scotland. 

After the debate, we'll host a pub quiz, so gather your team mates, and prepare yourselves for an evening full of fun European trivia!

In case you're not in Glasgow, join the debate online via our website or Facebook, and use the hashtag #EuropeanYouth.

Video of the event can be found here: part 1, part 2, part 3

 
Gallery 4 at the Lighthouse


11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow, Scotland G1 3NU, United Kingdom

Friday, 2 December 2016

09:00 Registration and Council Cafe open, with continuous coffee and tea Foyer
11:30 Press conference  Main Auditorium
14:00 - 15:30       Parallel Sessions  
  • Compromise Amendment Session (IA)
Discussion on the following draft resolutions:
- EU after Brexit referendum: time to reset
- Scotland, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar in the EU
Room 06 + 07
  • Compromise Amendment Session (IB)
Discussion on the following draft resolutions:
- Tax havens and tax evasion
- Proposal ACT Network
- On Syria: the solution of Syrian and refugee crisis lies in Syria
- Draft Activity Plan 2017 
Level 1 Auditorium 
Room 03 
Room 04 
Room 02 
  • Federation of Young European Greens
Room 05 
15:30 - 16:00 Break  
16:00 - 17:00

Opening of the Council
Words of welcome

- Reinhard Bütikofer, EGP Co-Chair
- Patrick Harvie
, Scottish Green Party Co-Convenor

Video of the session is available here.

Key Note
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland 

Video of the session is available here (min 23:00)

Main Auditorium
17:00 - 18:30

Opening plenary
Europe after the Brexit referendum: Reset and Relaunch

What should we, in the UK and EU, do and say to have an impact in the current debate around the new relations between the UK and EU? What should be the priorities of our action around the agreement between the UK and the EU? 

In this opening plenary we will look at those different questions around the Brexit decision. More info here. Video of the session can be found here (min 55:00)

Main Auditorium 
18:30 - 19:00 Break  
19:00 - 20:30   Parallel sessions   
  • Compromise Amendment Session (II A)
If needed, we'll continue with unfinished business from CAS IA 

- On Cyprus: it's now or never
Room 06 + 07 
  • Compromise Amendment Session (II B)
If needed, we'll continue with unfinished business from CAS IB
Level 1 Auditorium
  • Treasurers Meeting and CAS on financial documents
Room 05 
Room 02 
Room 04
Room 03 
20:30 Family photo  
20:30 Balkan Network Dinner Room 06 + 07
20:30 Dinner at the venue  

 

Saturday, 3 December 2016

08:30 Registration, reimbursements, Council Café open, with continuous coffee Foyer
09:00 - 10:00 Discussion on resolutions Main Auditorium 
10:00 - 11:30

Plenary
After the Panama Papers: towards fair corporate taxes in Europe
In cooperation with the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament

Following our tax justice panel at the EGP Council in Utrecht - "What role for the Greens in Europe to fight tax evasion and tax avoidance?" - we will discuss the latest developments and assess our role as the strong Green voice in the fight for tax justice and social justice.

Read more here. The video of the session can be found here.

Main Auditorium 
11:30 - 12:00 Break  
12:00 - 13:30 Parallel Sessions   
  • Compromise Amendment Session (III)
If needed, we'll continue with unfinishes business from CAS II
Room 06 + 07 
Room 05 
Room 04 
  • Gender Network
Room 08 
Room 03 
Room 02 
Level 1 Auditorium 
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch  
13:45

32nd anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster commemoration

at the International Workers' Memorial, Glasgow Green (North side of People's Palace) 

Scottish Greens volunteers will be waiting at the entrance of the venue to take you to the commemoration. 

 
14:30 - 15:00

Plenary
Meet the Scottish Greens

Ask everything you would like to konw about the Scottish Greens to:

  • Maggie Chapman, female Co-convenor Scottish Greens
  • Ross Greer, Scotland's youngest and Green MSP and Spokesperson for European issues
  • Melanie Main, Green Councillor in Edinburgh
  • Phil Meyer, Representative of the Disabled Greens
 
You can find the video from the event here.
Main Auditorium
15:00

Balkan Network meeting

Room 04
15:00 - 16:30

Plenary
Innovation is a good thing. But what about jobs?

A follow up discussion after the successful conference "An Economy of, by and for the people", and this time focused on the challenges of emplyoment and innovation. Different angles will be discussed with experts from the field. 

Read more here. You can find the video from the event here (min 45:00).

Main Auditorium 
16:30 - 18:00  Parallel sessions   
  • Compromise Amendment Session (IV)
Amendments on Emergency Resolutions
Room 06 + 07
Level 1 Auditorium 
Room 03 
  • European Network of Green Seniors - 
    Gender Pension Gap 
Room 02 
Room 05 
Room 04
18:00 - 18:30 Break  
18:30 - 20:00

Plenary
Member Parties: Youth

The main goal of this plenary is to present strategies undertaken by the Green parties to attract and convince young voters. 

Read more here and video from the event here.

Main Auditorium
20:00

Dinner & Party

& Celebration of Divestment Successes 2016

We will have dinner at the Drygate Brewing Company, and from 21:00 do a 'ceilidh', a traditional Scottish dance with a live band, Chitterybite!

Scottish Greens volunteers will take us to the dinner and party venue at 20:00, 20:10, 20:20, and 20:30. 

Drygate Brewing Company 

 

Sunday, 4 December 2016

09:00 - 09:30

- Membership relations: review and applications
- Activity Plan 2017

(update for delegates only)

Main Auditorium
09:30 - 10:00

Presentation Finances

  • Budget 2017
  • Participants fee
  • Membership fees
  • Day allowance
Main Auditorium 
10:00 - 10:15

Presentation and Elections

  • EQUO
    • Juan Lopez de Uralde, Co-Spokesperson
  • Financial Advisory Board
Main Auditorium 
10:15 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 12:25

Voting Session

  • Membership relations
    • Withdrawal of membership Strana Zelenych, Slovakia
    • Change of membership category GROZA, Russia
    • Application of EQUO, Spain, for full membership
  • Minutes Utrecht Council
  • Activity Plan 2017
  • Budget and membership fees 2017
  • Technical revision to the EGP Statutes: EGP logo
  • Amendments to the Rule Book
    • Congress Rules (Annex P)
    • Proposal on Allowances for Committee Members (Annex M)
    • Green MEPs - Special member of EGP
  • Congress 2017 Allocation of Delegates
Main Auditorium 

 

 Resolutions
  • EU after the Brexit referendum: Time to reset
  • Tax havens and tax evasion
  • On Cyprus: it's now or never
  • Proposal for ACT Network
  • On Syria: the solution of Syrian and refugee crises lies in Syria
  • Scotland, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar in the European Union
Main Auditorium
   Emergency Resolutions Main Auditorium
  Other Main Auditorium 
12:30 Closing remarks Main Auditorium
  25th EGP Council ends Main Auditorium 
12:30 Lunch  

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