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23-04-2013

"Its our Europe: Let's get active!" at the European Parliament Office Dublin

On 23 April, the European Ombudsman will hold an interactive event to help focus on European citizens and how they can concretely contribute to shaping the European Union.  The event will be webcast with interactive Q&A at the European Parliament Office in Ireland, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 starting at 8.30 am. Book your place at: epdublin@ep.europa.eu or phone (01) 6057900

"It's our Europe: Let's get active!"

Interactive webcast

23 April 2013, 08.30-11.30

The European Ombudsman, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, is organising this event to help focus on European citizens and how they can concretely contribute to shaping the European Union, either by using the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI), by turning to the European Ombudsman, or by mobilising large groups of citizens to carry out grassroots initiatives.

The Ombudsman will be joined by the following top-level EU political figures to listen to, and engage with, European citizens:

Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission
Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission

The programme will focus on two major themes:

08.30-10.00 Help solve the economic crisis

Alessandra Mirabile, Fraternité 2020 ECI
Bernadette McNally, the Irish Ombudsman's experience
Didier Caluwaerts, G1000 Belgian citizens' movement

10.00-11.30 Build a clean and healthy Europe

Anne-Marie Perret, Right to Water ECI
Peter C. Gøtzsche, Campaigner for medical data transparency
Rainer Nõlvak, Let's do it! World Cleanup

Moderator: Chris Burns, Euronews