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Why bother about the European elections? - London, 10 July 2013


Elections to the European Parliament in May 2014. What can civil society and education do to help people know what the elections are about?

This event was for everyone concerned about democracy and any aspect of the EU and those involved in adult or community education, or working with communities.

This Democracy Forum was hosted jointly by Democracy Matters and the European Parliament Information Office

We heard from Jean Lambert MEP (Green) and Gerard Batten MEP (UKIP) about what they do for the UK at the European Parliament. We also heard from the speakers below.


Jean Lambert MEP (Green) and Gerard Batten MEP (UKIP) will explain about their roles as MEPs and the importance of the 2014 European elections.

Michael Sani, Bite the Ballot: inspiring young people to vote

Matthew Oliver on Vote Match Europe, Unlock Democracy (Vote Match UK)

Millicent Scott, Education Projects Manager at European Parliament Information Office in the UK, The role of the UK information office and what we offer for students.

Questions and contributions from the room: who is planning to do what about the EU elections?

Date: 10 July 2013
Time: 17.00-18.30
Place: European Parliament Information Office (32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU)

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