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EU Debate “2014: Citizen action for better family policies”

COFACE, in cooperation with Eurofound and COFACE’s German member organisation AGF organised the European elections’ debate “2014: Citizen action for better family policies” on 28th March 2014 in Berlin.

Nearly 400 million adults in Europe will be entitled to vote between 22 and 25 May to elect the 751 MEPs in the new European Parliament. The European Parliament has power in a number of areas that affect everyday lives of the families living in Europe. We think it is extremely important to vote, for that reason, we organised this debate aiming at help European citizens to make a choice for the 2014 European Parliament Elections.

The event focused on how to tackle the current political distrust and disengagement of European citizens as well as to motivate voters to get engaged, learn more about the European Union and vote at the European elections.

Policy brief “Political trust and civic engagement during the crisis”, Eurofound
#FamiliesVOTE2014 publication “Helping you make your choice for the 2014 European Parliament Elections”.

After the presentations there was a general discussion and a one hour debate with the speakers with questions from the floor and from Twitter using the hashtag: #FamiliesVOTE2014.

The interactive session was moderated by Jon Worth, online campaigner and EU blogger. Karoline Münz, Vice-Secretary General from the European Movement Germany also contributed to the discussion with her experience and knowledge about the EU and the up-coming elections.

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Pictures of the event