FMA Study visit 2022 to the Jean Monnet Foundation in Lausanne

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FMA Study visit 2022 to the Jean Monnet Foundation in Lausanne

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From 22 to 24 September 2022, an FMA Delegation led by FMA Vice-President Monica Baldi participated to the FMA Visit to Lausanne. First stop of the visit was Geneva, where Ambassador Anda Filip welcomed the Delegation at the Inter-Parliamentary Union and had an extensive debate on IPU’s accountability mechanism, criteria for free and fair elections, multilateralism and climate urgency, parliamentary solidarity, women’s participation and relations with civil society. FMA Board Member and former President of IPU (1994-1997) Miguel Angel Martinez Martinez was also part of the Delegation. A follow-up meeting took place with IPU’s Secretary General Martin Chungong on 27 September, including an exchange on the future co-operation between IPU and the FMA.


On Friday 23 September the visit continued at the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe. There the Delegation was warmly welcomed by President of the Foundation – and former EP and FMA President – Pat Cox, who also gave an intense and passionate presentation about the figure of Jean Monnet. After a visit at the Archives of the Jean Monnet Foundation under guidance of Director Gilles Grin, the Delegation had a lively debate with former Swiss State Secretary Jacques de Watteville about relations between Europe and Switzerland in a time of huge challenges, by addressing issues such as future cooperation, trade issues and economic impact.


On Saturday 24 September, the visit ended with a visit to The Olympic Museum.


September 22, 2022
September 24, 2022
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