ALDE Party Council in Pula, Croatia | ALDE Party

ALDE Party Council in Pula, Croatia

The ALDE Party Council is the party’s second highest decision-making body and meets at least twice a year. Delegates of full member parties are empowered to speak and act on behalf of the ALDE Party.
The Council approves membership applications, membership fees, the party’s annual budget and accounts and nominates the Secretary General.

In 2013, the ALDE Party Council will be held in Pula, Croatia the 10 and 11 May and co-hosted by the Istrian Democratic Assembly.



21:00  Europe Day Welcome Drinks Reception
Hotel Park Plaza Histria Pula - Terrace

FRIDAY 10 MAY 2013

08:30  Registration of Council delegates

09:00 – 10:30  A liberal initiative to involve more women in politics. Introduction of the ALDE GEN Mentoring programme
Breakfast seminar hosted by the ALDE Gender Equality Network

09:00 – 11:00  ALDE Party Bureau meeting (upon invitation only)

11:00 – 12:00  ELF and ALDE Party Joint Bureau Session (upon invitation only)

12:00 – 13:00  Working group on draft electoral manifesto 2014

13:00 – 14:30  The 28th EU member state - The case of Croatia
Seminar hosted by the Istrian Democratic Assembly and HNS

13:00 – 14:30  Seminar on European Citizenship
Hosted by LYMEC, VVD and D66

14:00 – 14:30  Press conference
Pula City Hall

15:00 – 15:30  Council opening session

Welcoming words by Ivan Jakovčić, President of IDS
Keynote Speech by Vesna Pusić MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
Chair of Council session: Sir Graham Watson MEP, President of the ALDE Party

15:30 – 19:00  ALDE Party Council Meeting

20:00 – 23:00  Official Reception at The Admiral Club
Pula City Centre


09:30 – 11:00  Europe Express: Breakfast session on liberal party developments

09:30 – 11:00  EU enlargement and populism in the Western Balkans
Breakfast seminar hosted by FNF

12:00 – 14:00  Illegal Immigration- The Crossing Point
Lunch Seminar hosted by ELF

15:00 – 17:00  Optional excursions
- Sightseeing tour of Pula (City centre, historical monuments and venues)
- Sightseeing of Brioni islands (national park located close to Pula)

Delegates will be able to sign up for the excursions (one or both) at the Council registration desk on Friday. Places are available on a first come first served basis.