European Politics and Institutions

European Parliament - 'why should I care?'


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 (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.

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