MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION
The Association of former Members of Parliament of the member states of the Council of Europe or the European Union, known as the European Association, comprises 32 national associations and seeks to promote the European ideal and to contribute to European integration. This association has its secretariat in the Belgian Senate and its legal seat in the French National Assembly and it meets three times a year. Each association appoints two delegates to represent it in the Bureau of the European Association. These delegates attend Bureau meetings, annual seminars and colloquies. The current FMA delegates are Mrs Langenhagen and Mr Mazella. Lord Balfe and Mr Bertens are alternate members. The FMA is a full member of the European Association since March 2010.
Its current President, elected at the Annual General Assembly on 26 February 2016, is Mr Lino Debono, Maltese.
On 13 November 2014, the FMA organised the FP-AP Colloquy in Brussels. The event was a success and the Declaration on "The challenges of democracy in the age of globalisation" was approved by the delegates representing the members of the European Association of Former Parliamentarians. The Declaration can also be downloaded here.
In 2016 during the Colloquy in Lyon from 10th to 11th October, the declaration " Challenges of immigration" was adopted.
During the last bureau meeting in Paris from 10 to 11 March 2017, Ms. Karin Junker was awarded a certificate in recognition of her outstanding commitment within the European Association.
You can find here all the adopted declarations.