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The European Parliament - Why should I care?

15 July 2013
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies), Zuzana Novakova (Doctoral researcher, Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Corina Stratulat (Head of European Politics and Institutions programme and Senior Policy Analyst)



The European Policy Centre (EPC) – supported by the European Parliament – took a stand this year against the constant lamenting about low public awareness and participation in EP elections by organising a competition entitled: “The European Parliament – Why should I care?” The competition invited young citizens from all 28 EU member states to express in a creative and convincing manner why the European Parliament is important to them, and why there is a need to vote in the next EP elections. The authors of the winning contributions travelled to Brussels in order to present their entries, exchange ideas with decision makers and like-minded young Europeans, and see the European Parliament at work. Highlights from this project and their visit are documented in this report.

The European Parliament - Why should I care?