One of Us Convention on May,7 2022 in Brussels

 For our future: a Europe faithful to human dignity


The European Union is home to initiatives that endanger the right to life. Mr. Macron’s demand in his introductory speech for the French presidency of the EU (January 19, 2022) to include abortion in the
Charter of Fundamental Rights touches the essence of ONE OF US . With its partners and member associations, ONE OF US intends to defend human dignity.

With its 1.7 million signatory citizens, One of Us has been mobilizing for several months to bring the voice of life within the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFEU) proposed by the European Commission.

On May 7, on the eve of the closing of the COFEU, ONE OF US is organizing an event in Brussels to conclude and celebrate this mobilisation.

          • The voice of life in Europe and the example of Poland

    This first part is dedicated to the news, to young
    people, to the ONE OF US citizens mobilization in the COFEU to face the new
    threats against life in the EU. It will also be an opportunity to send a
    message in support and thanks to Poland, contrary to the way some EU
    politicians treats it as a « pariah state », because of its restrictive
    legislation on abortion.


          • Reaffirming the European Fundamentals

    This part will focus on the urgency of a “moral
    rearmament” in Europe, by exposing the cultural foundations of the EU today
    undermined by destructive lobbies and ideologies. The culture of life, the
    relationship to truth, the demographic issue, the roots of Europe will be the
    main issues presented.

With the participation of :

Jaime Mayor Oreja, President of One of Us (Spain)

Rémi Brague, French philosopher and academician (France)

Alojz Peterle, former Prime Minister of Slovenia

Jeanne Bisch Spokesperson One of Us (Poland)

Camilia (Italy “Heart to Heart” manifesto)

Aliette (March for Life France)

Clothilde (March for Life Belgium)

Marie-Lys (Pro-Life Generation)


Part 1

11:00 – 11:05 Welcome and brief presentation of the first part of the event.

Thierry de la Villejégu (Director of the Jerome LeJeune Foundation and Vice President of ONE OF US )


11:05 – 11:10 France after 50 years of promoting abortion. Marie-Lys (Génération Pro Vie) (France)


11:10 – 11:20 The voice of life in Europe: 

   * One of us in COFEU 

   *The example of Poland

Jeanne Bisch (Spokesperson for One of us)

Bawer Aondo-Akaa (young Polish doctor of theology)


11:20 – 11:40 Round table: “For life, let’s keep mobilized”

Moderator, Hans Van der Breevart (Guido de Bres Foundation, NL)


Camilia (Movimento Italiano Per la Vita, IT),

Clothilde (CLARA Life, BE),

Aliette (Marche Pour La Vie france),

Maria (Pro-life NETWORK, MT).


11 :40 Conclusion and announcement second part of the event, Thierry de la Villéjegu

  • 13h00 European Hymn and Family Picture



11h45- 11h50: Cultural alternative for a future of Europe faithful to its Christian fundamentals

Moderator: Elisabetta Pittino, member of the Executive Committee One of Us


Jaime Mayor Oreja, President One of Us Federation, Spain



11h50 – 12:00The Culture of Life in the future of Europe: Human dignity and Family

Anna Záborská, former member of the European Parliament, Slovakia

Paolo Floris, Director of the Public Administration and member of the Family and Life Committee, Italy


12:00 – 12:10: The defense of the Freedom for the future of Europe: conscience, religion, expression

Michel Gihns, philosopher, Belgium

Rocco Buttiglione, former member of the European Parliament, Italy


 12:10 – 12:20: The defense of truth for the future of Europe

Christian Frei, theologian and ethicist., Germany

Arthur Alderliesten, Philosopher, ethicist, author and writer, The Netherlands


  • 12:20 – 12:30: Facing the global threats in Europe

Ferenc Hörcher, Director of the Academic Institute of Sciencies, Hungary



  • 12:30 – 12:40The roots and the future of Europe: nature, soul, and founding fathers.

Alojz Peterle, Former Prime Minister Slovenia


  • 12:40 – 13:00: Conclusions

Rémi Brague, French philosopher member of the Cultural Platform One of Us


Suivez-nous et mobilisez-vous pour la vie

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