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The future of European Democracy - London, 18 November 2015 & Edinburgh, 20 November 2015

As part of Parliament Week this year the European Parliament hosted two events, one in London and one in Edinburgh, for people aged 18-30.

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These free, interactive events for people aged 18-30 explained and explored the interactions between the European Parliament, the UK Parliament and the devolved administrations of the UK in the context of the future of democracy.

Attendees had the opportunity to hear directly from the European Parliament and UK or Scottish Parliament, plus a chance to ask questions. No previous knowledge or experience was necessary.

Highlights of the events included:
* Democracy – what’s that all about?: an introduction to its merits, its limitations and its practices
* Presentation about the role and function of the UK or Scottish Parliament, followed by a Q&A session with UK or Scottish Parliament staff
* Presentation about the role and function of the European Parliament, followed by a Q&A session with European Parliament staff
* Exploration of citizenship and our role in a democratic society
* Designing the future: what does the future of democracy look like?

The events are part of the European Parliament’s programme for Parliament Week – a series of events and activities that connect people across the UK with Parliament and democracy.

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The events were organised in cooperation with The Democratic Society, a UK-based membership organisation that aims to make democracy work for the 21st century.
@demsoc

 

The hashtag for the Parliament Week: #DoDemocracy

 
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