"No Opt-outs. What we want to do is make this place better." (Monica Frasssoni, member of an EU deputation to the Irish Parliament on Oct. 29, 2008, on the Lisbon treaty. 

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Oct. 29, 2008 on the EU Year of Intercultural Dialogue. 
Giving immigrants and minorities a voice, L’Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio- video  has become the new face of a multicultural Europe in which people of all origins mix…it has overcome all social barriers and united people of the most diverse cultures and backgrounds.  It has given…a combative spirit and the desire to have fun.”

Comment:To me this music is monotonous, totally featureless, and boring - without any melody - like the New World Order and bleak like Islam - but it embraces Islam - which makes the EU very happy!

There is a little known
EU Institution called the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC. It is the speaker of Civil Society to the EU Commission.
Here is a video interview with its Secretary General, Martin Westlake, who states that this institution is not to be well known to the publicalthough we are paying them! as well as paying the NGOs behind the EESC for the EU to buy their loyalty: This is the EU way of hearing the "people" and thus practising "democracy" without public votes: The EU always gets the answers it wants to hear from these clients.

In a letter dated 24 July 2007, Ms Margot Wallström and Mr Franco Frattini asked the EESC to draw up an exploratory opinion on the“Elements for the structure, organisation and functioning of a platform for the greater involvement of civil society in the EU-level promotion of policies for the integration of third-country nationals."

Which the EESC did as of 9 July 2008 :The European Integration Forum .
The Following  was strongly supported by the EU on Nov. 2, 2008 by the European Ministerial Conference 
(as always unanimously without dissense!!)

"The Forum's ability to work together with the EU institutions and to influence policy drafting and development was considered to be a key task.

The non-profit sector should be given training on how to access European funding and in particular the European Fund for Integration.

A number of participants emphasised the need to include other migrants, specifically undocumented migrant workers and EU citizens, who also have integration needs.

Another participant noted the situation of failed asylum seekers and stated that despite 650 000 returns decisions in 2004, only 164 000 were actually returned to their home countries, leaving nearly 500 000 non-nationals in a de facto illegal situation. These migrants should be included in discussions.
The Integration Forum should take a broad conceptual approach, embracing issues related to social inclusion, diversity and anti-discrimination policies.

What is integration of immigrants?
Enabling migrants to contribute as much as possible to their host societies and making the best use of diversity in the labour market.
The EU-CBPs (Common Basic Principles) …are based on the aim of "civic integration", which, as the Committee proposed  consists of "bringing immigrants' rights and duties, as well as access to goods, services and means of civic participation progressively into line with those of the rest of the population, under conditions of equal opportunities and treatment"-  that guarantees respect for the EU's basic rights and values, and  upholds the  principle of non-discrimination.

Comment: And If you can or will not contribute anything you just have all the rights. The duties then fall on the hosts solely!! 

Strengthening of integration policies in the EU by promoting "unity in diversity."

To this end, a European Integration Forum is proposed.
"There is a complementary and indissoluble link between integration and immigration.

The EESC considered that active cooperation with civil society and the social partners was a key aspect of promoting European integration policies.
The  EESC emphasised the importance of the role played by the social partners, human rights organisations, immigrants' organisations, cultural and sports associations, faith communities, neighbourhood associations, educational communities, schools and universities, the media, etc. in the integration processes at the national, regional levels.
Establishing reception and integration policies and programmes for immigrants should go hand in hand with the widespread participation and direct involvement of social organisations and immigrant  associations.
The European Fund for the Integration of Third-country Nationals  will help to develop national policies based on the CBPs and produce a new EU policy on the integration of immigrants.

The Reform Treaty adopted in Lisbon on 18 October 2007 - The "Lisbon Treaty" …. gives  the European Union  for the first time a legal base (Article 63 a4, the new Article 79.4) on which …to integrate third-country nationals .

When the Lisbon Treaty is ratified, the EU will have better   political and legal instruments necessary to implement this framework!!

Bearing in mind the new legal base that is the Lisbon Treaty, the EESC will draw up new opinions containing proposals and political recommendations to encourage and support Member States' action in the field of integration.

Three roles for the Integration Forum were quickly identified: advisor, monitor and advocate.
The Forum should not only be able to feed into EU policy development, but also do this at the national level.

As a monitor, the Forum should be capable of following integration policies at both the national and European levels, and offer input as to their relative success.

The Forum needs formal mechanisms for reporting to other EU institutions, such as the Commission, Council and Parliament.

EESC proposal to establish the European Integration Forum
The tasks of the European Integration Forum

The Commission, Parliament and the Council could consult the Forum on European integration policies. The Forum could draw up own-initiative reports for the EU institutions in order to improve the integration of third-country nationals.

The Forum could contribute to the Conferences on the Handbook on Integration and to National Contact Point meetings.

The Forum's activities, reports and conclusions will be published on the EESC website.  

Membership of the Forum
The Forum will have a maximum of 100 members and will meet twice a year.

The Commission considers that "Its added value would be to assemble a range of stakeholders active in the area of integration at EU level".

One-third of the Forum's members will represent EU organisations which work in the field of immigrant integration, and this could include the social partners.
The remaining participants will come from consultative bodies from the Member States

The EESC considers that immigrants' organisations must be encouraged to become involved in the European Integration Forum.

The draft proposal leaves Member States in charge, should national forums not be available, and some participants questioned whether this was the most appropriate method: some civil society representatives did not trust their government to pick fairly

The EESC proposes that the European Commission, at the proposal of the EESC, appoint the Forum's members.

The Forum should be funded by economic resources provided by the EU institutions

The chairman and other speakers wished to point out that the work of the European Integration Forum, in line with its legal base, would be to focus specifically on the situation of third-country nationals residing legally in EU Member States.

Integration Forum or not: The Koran leaves but 2 options: Submission - the Muslim perception of integration - or war. And every comma of the Koran is said to come down from Allah!

This farreaching manipulations, nay cultural theft, are done by stealth, largely. No debate, no popular vote on whether the peoples of Europe accept this! It is simply agreed upon by eurocratic officials of the EU Institutions - and then the accept and betrayal of corrupt, economically EU-dependent NGOs is presented as the "democratic"  basis for selling us all off to the New World Order and Islam, these two having the vision of a one-world - ruled by the Luciferian illuminists - or the dictatorial Caliphate as the Muslims think.

For the first time, so it is said, a legal basis for EU integration is at hand: The Lisbon Treaty!
This is to say that anything the EU has so far done and is doing in this field has been illegal, criminal, punishable!! Good to finally see it confirmed by the EU itself!

The EU Parliament? Forget it. According to MEP Jens P. Bonde, Jyllands-posten, Nov. 9, 2008, 85 % of our laws are made by eurocratic officials in 300 secret working groups (secret dinners- note the head of the candlestich under a magnifying glass!). The Parliament is only advisory - without legislative power!!!

The EU-illuminists - explanatory statement - don´t care - as long as we are all slaves they can plunder.