04/03/2014 at 09:00
Where: Room PHS P3C050, European Parliament, Brussels
Topic: Justice and citizens rights
Organiser: Other bodies and agencies
After five years of waiting, it's finally up to you, the EU's citizens, to decide what kind of Europe you want. In May, you will elect a new European Parliament. For the first time, your votes will have a decisive influence on the choice of Commission President. The choices you make at the ballot box will shape both the Parliament and the Commission for the coming five years.
But if you want to see real change, simply voting and then leaving it to the political leaders is not the best answer. They need to know your priorities.
The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, is organising this interactive event to let you do just that! As the EU watchdog elected to ensure good administration in Europe, she wants to make sure that Europe lives up to its claim of putting citizens at the heart of decision-making. Which policy areas do you want the EU to focus on? What do you expect from those who will lead Europe for the next five years? With your help, the Ombudsman plans to build an interactive wish list for Europe!
The Ombudsman will be joined by the following heads of EU institutions to listen to and engage with you, the citizens of Europe:
Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
Can't attend in person?
Submit your video contribution to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tweet your contributions or questions to the panel: #EUwishlist
And watch the live webstream at: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu