World Cafe Programme

 

 

May 27 @ The Complex

WORLD CAFÉ: Towards a Democratic, European Constitution

10:00 – 13:00 Morning World Café

10:00 Welcome and Introduction

Cáfe Host, Pedrojuan Gironés, will provide an overview of the intention and flow of the event.

10:30 Segment One: A Constitution for Europe

  • Café host welcomes guests, asks them to sit whomever is near them who they know least well (at tables that seat no more than 5 people), designates a facilitator (per table)  who will remain at his/her table for duration of Segment One to explore one of the following questions with fellow rotating guests:

>What are you most concerned with as a European?

>What unites Europeans? What glues us together?

>Does Europe need a Constitution? Why? Why not?

  • Guests respond to the Round 1 questions for 20 minutes

For the next round, the table facilitator remains to listen for patterns, themes and insights, and the rest of the participants move to other tables to explore the same or other questions with people they do not know.

  • Guests respond to the Round 2 questions for 20 minutes. The Cáfe Host then invites guests to move another table.
  • Guests respond to the Round 3 questions for 20 minutes. In the second half of Round 3 guests together with the table facilitator capture key insights in a coloured card (in not more than 4-5 lines), to be shared during the ensuing Harvest.
  • The Harvest (15 mins)

The Café host invites each table facilitator to share their written insights and to place their coloured card on the “Harvest Wall”. At the of the Harvest, the Cáfe Host will ask all the guests move to other tables and join new groups of people to work with in Round One of Segment Two.

11:45 Segment Two: Fundamental values for Europe

  • Café host will then designate new (table) facilitators who will remain at their tables for duration of Segment Two to explore one of the following questions with fellow rotating guests:

>What does democracy mean to you?

>What does nationalism mean to you?

>What does solidarity mean to you?

  • Guests respond to the Round 1 questions for 20 minutes

For the next round, the table facilitator remains to listen for patterns, themes and insights, and the rest of the participants move to other tables to explore the same or other questions with people they do not know.

  • Guests respond to the Round 2 questions for 20 minutes. The Cáfe Host then invites guests to move another table.
  • Guests respond to the Round 3 questions for 20 minutes. In the second half of Round 3 guests together with the table facilitator capture key insights in a coloured card (in not more than 4-5 lines), to be shared during the ensuing Harvest.
  • The Harvest (15 mins)

The Café host invites each table facilitator to share their written insights and to place their coloured card on the “Harvest Wall”

13:00 Lunch

  • Introduction by World Café Host & other speakers

14:00 Segment 3 – Movement building for a pan-European, democratic Constitution

  • Café host welcomes guests back to the final Segment of the event, asks them to sit whomever is near them who they know least well (at tables that seat no more than 5 people), and designates a facilitator (per table) who will remain at his/her table for duration of Segment Three to explore one of the following questions with fellow rotating guests:

>PEOPLE

Who in your community is doing work related to constitution-building?

What groups in your network share an interest in building a European Constitution-drafting movement?

What groups outside your network share an interest in building a European Constitution-drafting movement?

>VALUES

What fundamental values and beliefs would transeuropean grassroots movement members identify with/express/adopt to help deliver a Constitution for a truly democratic Europe?

How would movement members recognise these values and beliefs in each other? (ILLUSTRATE)

What other questions should we be asking to identify/ express shared values?

>SHARED PURPOSE

What unique contribution/ commitment can a trans-European grassroots movement make to the process of drafting a European constitution?  What problem would a pan-European grassroots movement be looking to solve?

(ILLUSTRATE)

Are you personally interested in participating in this process?

What other questions should we be asking to express/ create shared purpose?

  • Guests respond to the Round 1 questions for 20 minutes

For the next round, the table facilitator remains to listen for patterns, themes and insights, and the rest of the participants move to other tables to explore the same or other questions with people they do not know.

  • Guests respond to the Round 2 questions for 20 minutes. The Cáfe Host then invites guests to move another table.
  • Guests respond to the Round 3 questions for 20 minutes. In the second half of Round 3 guests together with the table facilitator capture key insights in a coloured card (in not more than 4-5 lines) and A4 sheet of paper (with drawings), to be shared during the ensuing Harvest.
  • The Harvest (60 mins)

The Café host invites each table facilitator to share their written insights and pictograms/illustrations, and to place their coloured card and A4 white sheets on the “Harvest Wall”.

16:30 Wrapping up with closing reflections and follow-up actions. Moving to evening event.