The FMA is a full member of 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 (FP-AP), which comprises 22 national associations and our Association of Former Members of the European Parliament. It seeks to promote the European ideal and to contribute to European integration. Its Secretariat is in the Belgian Senate and its legal seat in the French National Assembly. 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 Martínez Martínez. Lord Balfe and Mr Bertens are alternate members.
Its current President, elected at the Annual General Assembly on 2 March 2018, is Mr Rune Rydén, Swedish. The FMA Honorary Secretary and delegate to FP-AP, Brigitte Langenhagen is currently FP-AP Vice-President.
29 January 2021
As FP-AP member, the FMA fully supports the “Appeal for Democracy and Dialogue” an initiative taken jointly with our American and Canadian partners. Read the Appeal.
1 March 2019
The 2019 meetings of the FP-AP Bureau and General Assembly were held in Paris. The FP-AP celebrated its 25th anniversary on this occasion. Brigitte Langenhagen, FMA Board Member and FP-AP Vice President and Jean-Pierre Audy, FMA Board Member, represented the FMA at these meetings.
28 June 2019
The FP-AP organised a seminar on Global warming at the University of Lund in cooperation with the City of Lund. The FP-AP President, Rune Ryden, Vice-President of the Swedish FMA put together a very interesting programme. Kimberly Nicholas, Professor of Sustainability Science at the University of Lund, moderated the panel discussion.
At the seminar, the topics of the panel were mainly focussed on the politics behind environmental policy, green legislation that has already been achieved by the EU and the challenges that are ahead of us.
27 October 2019
The FP-AP organised its Bureau meeting in Cagliari, Sardinia, in co-operation with the Association of Italian Former Parliamentarians. Mr Dario Rivolta, Board member of the Italian Former Members Association arranged an interesting programme. There had been extensive discussion on the text of the Colloquy 2020 “Europe Facing global powers at a horizon of 10 years”. The final declaration will be adopted at the Colloquy on 23 October 2020 in Berlin. A seminar on “Sardinia – historical connections with the Mediterranean countries and the Continent” took place with a lecture on the whole history of Sardinia from prehistory to the present day.