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COFACE: 2014 Citizens action for better family policies

Nearly 400 million adults in Europe will be entitled to vote between 22 and 25 May to choose 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 need to shout it out loud, all at once: It is important to vote! For that reason, COFACE is organising a debate aiming at help European citizens to make a choice for the 2014 European Parliament Elections.


The event is organised in close co-operation with Eurofound and COFACE’s German member organisation AGF, with the participation of students, volunteers, bloggers, civil society representatives and journalists.

They will focus on how to tackle the current political distrust and disengagement of European citizens, at the same time motivate voters to get engaged in having more information on the EU, specifically the European Parliament, and vote at the EP elections in May.

Date: 28 March 2014
Venue: Kalkscheune - Johannisstrasse 2, 10117 Berlin
Time: 12pm-3pm

Live-streaming debate. More information here
It will be possible to directly address and ask questions from the panellists by using the Hashtag of the meeting: #FamiliesVOTE2014 #ep2014

Draft Agenda


Why should I vote? To join in the conversation around the European elections debate, follow the live tweeting using #FamiliesVOTE2014 and #ep2014 and please join our Thunderclap:

You can also join the event on Facebook

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For questions related to the Year, contact

The team of the Year 2014

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