The creation of the European Federation will be done first in the hearts and minds of the peoples of Europe. The institutional framework is already in place, the legal tools to take Europe forward already exist. What is missing is a compelling vision for Europe as a world leader, and a mission to restore reason – not strength – as the chief principle for the international world order.
To achieve that, the message of federalism needs to be taken into mainstream. To do this, we will focus on building the proper networks and connections with the European media and political networks that can amplify our message. However, triggering Art. 20 discussions and debates in enough countries requires access to mainstream media, visibility, triggering debates.
Federalism needs a champion. We are not confused about our role; we are not trying to be mayors or run for local councils. We are happy to work with parties, candidates, and elected officials who share our values and worldview, but we avoid at all cost dividing our attention from our goal: bring the message of our common European destiny to the peoples of Europe.
Currently, the best way for us to get the resources, platform, and communication potential necessary to bring federalism into the mainstream is to leverage the European Union itself and the resources it places at the disposal of European Political Parties.