MP Open Call: Your Direct Line to Europe's Policymakers #2
Despite the current challenges to interaction, exchange and sharing of information, the Mercator European Dialogue (MED) 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 MED 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.
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 MED 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 MED will provide the right format to carry the initiative forward, such as our improved MED120 (a 2-hour deep dive into a critical topic with the help of external expertise) or the brand new MED POLICY SPRINT (a focused working group that engages participants in a whole series of meetings).