MP Open Call: Your Direct Line to Europe's Policymakers #3
As a promoter and facilitator of dialogue between policymakers across Europe, the Mercator European Dialogue (MED) is working at strengthening neutral, informal and accessible spaces of discussion, fundamental components of democratic societies, especially in times of crisis and restrictions.
Since October 2020, the MED has been offering open-agenda check-ins for members of parliament to explore policy issues and the topics they find most relevant to discuss.
After the November session of the series, the cycle will continue engaging MPs with its third get-together on December 2, 2020.
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).