2 November 2020

Open Call: Your Direct Line to Europe’s Policymakers #2

Despite the current challenges to interaction, exchange and sharing of information, the Open European Dialogue (OED) carries on in its firm commitment to strengthen dialogue between policymakers across Europe by providing a neutral, informal and accessible space of discussion.

Since October 2020, the OED has been offering open-agenda check-ins for members of parliament. On 2 November 2020, all members of the network are invited to join our second meet-up of the MP Open Call series.


Call preview

  • Tour de table: reconnect with OED members.
  • Set the agenda: what are the most pressing issues for you at the moment? How are these relevant to other policymakers?
  • Open discussion: identify opportunities for cooperation.

No prior registration is required. Please reach out to Ronith Schalast (rschalast@gmfus.org) for the dial-in information.


MP OPEN CALLS: your direct line to Europe’s policymakers

The new and improved MP OPEN CALLS are an opportunity to connect regularly with other members of parliament from the network. The OED will allow its members to check in with their peers for one hour every month. We will act as hosts and facilitators, but it is the participants that will bring their questions and topics to the table. In the open agenda format, participants will be able to hear from each other and gain first-hand information on the political situation in other European countries.

All participants of MP OPEN CALLS have the power of initiative: As topics emerge, network members are encouraged to start their own initiatives or volunteer their expertise on a subject relevant for other members’ parliamentary work. Depending on the purpose, the OED will provide the right format to carry the initiative forward, such as our improved OED120 (a 2-hour deep dive into a critical topic with the help of external expertise) or the brand new OED POLICY SPRINT (a focused working group that engages participants in a whole series of meetings).

9 November 2020
Highlights from the call
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