„Your voice matters in shaping the future of the European Union” debate

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Event Date: 2018-10-12

Join the debate „Your voice matters in shaping the future of the European Union”, which is going to take place on October 12th, from 11:00 to 13:00 in Centrum Kreatywnosci Targowa,  Targowa street 56! The debate is organised within the cycle of Warsaw International Gathering – „World in Focus”: http://swiatpodlupa.eu/en/idea-en/info/

During the meeting we are going to discuss the 2019 European Parliament Elections, where you will be presented with an opportunity to hold a discussion on elections with invited European organisations’ representatives and also with renowned experts such as prof. Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, dr Kerry Longhurst, Jan Chromiec, prof. Agnieszka Cianciara and Róża Rzeplińska

The main aim of the debate is to mutually discuss and conceive ideas on effective ways to motivate European residents to actively engage in matters related to EU; stimulate and increase the participation of younger generation in EU elections and also discuss the role of non-governmental institutions in the election process.

One of the subjects is also going to concentrate on the influence of Internet, which is considered as a key tool supporting the successful functioning of advanced democracy. During the final part of the debate we are going to present our new online platform dedicated to the 2019 European Parliament Elections – YourVoteMatters.eu, which is available for visitors in multiple languages.



10:30 – 11:00 Registration

11:00 – 11:20 Introductory remarks – prof. Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, Member of European Parliament (MEP) in 2009-2014; Minister of Science and Higher Education of Poland in 2013-2015

11:20 – 12:20 Panel: How can we motivate EU residents to take part in the 2019 European Parliament Elections?

12:20 – 12:40 Presentation of the platform yourvotematters.eu

12:40 – 13:00 Discussion and final remarks


Please register to the debate via  https://yourvotematters.evenea.pl/

The debate is organised within the framework of YOU Vote EU project. Collegium Civitas in cooperation with Associazione Riparte il futuro (Italy, the Project leader), VoteWatch Europe AISBL (Belgium), EUROPEAN CITIZEN ACTION SERVICE (Belgium) and Vouliwatch (Greece) has created online platform dedicated to the 2019 European Parliament Elections.

Project financed by European Commission within the frames of Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme.

Simultaneous translation of the debate is going to be offered in Polish and English languages.

Visit us at https://yourvotematters.eu