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 Mr Martínez Martínez and Ms Riera Madurell.
Its current President is Jean Pierre Fourré. Jean Pierre Fourré and Walter Schwimmer were elected at the Extraordinary General Assembly on 17 June 2022 with 50% of the votes each. Mr Fourré will serve in 2022-2023 and Mr Schwimmer in 2023-2024.
13-15 October 2022
Teresa Riera Madurell and Miguel Ángel Martínez Martínez, FMA delegates to FP-AP, took part in the Bureau meeting and seminar “From a Dictatorship to a Democracy – Experiences with German Unification” organised by the European Association of Former Parliamentarians (FP – AP) in Berlin.
“It was a fantastic, enriching experience not only on account of the topics on the agenda, but also because it was an opportunity to meet interesting people who have had amazing political careers and enjoy the friendly, harmonious atmosphere throughout the meeting.” – Teresa Riera Madurell – FMA Honorary Secretary
16-17 June 2022
The 2022 meetings of the FP-AP Bureau and Extraordinary General Assembly were held in Helsinki. Miguel Ángel Martínez Martínez, FMA Board Member, and Elisabetta Fonck, FMA Secretary General, represented the FMA at these meetings. They also attended the FP-AP Seminar on “Finlandization” and the dinner hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Säätytalo.
16 March 2022
On 16 March 2022, the FP-AP released a “Statement on the war going on in Ukraine”. Read the Statement here.
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.