What role should outermost regions in the European Union have?
This synthesis by Virginie Timmerman shows the key issues of the debate organised by Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute and the European Movement France on 23 April 2014, in Saint Denis (La Réunion), about employment and globalisation.
On 23 April 2014, less than 2 months before the next European elections, Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute and the European Movement – France organised the seventh debate of their cycle “Droit d’inventaire – Droit d’inventer”, in Saint Denis (La Réunion) in the euro-constituency Oversea, on the themes employment and globalisation.
Three major issues were pointed out:
1. Citizenship: what role should OMR citizens have in the EU?
2. Employment: What solutions are needed for better integration into the internal market?
3. Globalisation: could OMRs be EU ambassadors in the world?
On this occasion, citizens were able to share their questions and opinions with:
– Gilles COUAPEL, president of Club Export
– Michel CRISPIN, president of CESER in Martinique
– David Leon GIMENEZ, honorary Spanish vice-consul
– Jocelyn JALTON, president of CESER in Guadeloupe
– Philippe JEAN-PIERRE, president of Comité Régional de l’Innovation
– Philippe LEYSSENE, former ambassador responsible for regional cooperation in the Indian Ocean
– Martin WITTENBERG, member of the citizens’ committee of the One Single Tariff European Citizens’ Initiative