PASOS event brings together citizens and Czech members of the EP

September 19, 2014

Petr Mach, a Czech member of the EP, speaks at “Občané v Evropě: I Vy můžete určovat směr Evropské politiky,” September 5 in Prague.

Two members of the European Parliament (EP) from the Czech Republic met with the public at a September 5 PASOS/EUROPEUM Insitute for European Policy event in Prague to discuss plans for the upcoming session of the EP, and to get input from citizens on what they want their representatives to achieve.

The event was being held as part of “Enlargement and Citizenship: Looking to the Future,” an EU-funded PASOS project to gauge the level of citizen engagement in the policymaking process in the EU’s new-member states and prospective union members.

The MEPs who participated in Občané v Evropě: I Vy můžete určovat směr Evropské politiky (Citizens in Europe: You can shape the direction of European policy) were Stanislav Polčák and Petr Mach.

In addition, the MEPs were joined on a panel by Pavel Růžička of the Czech branch of “Water Is a Human Right,” a group that successfully collected enough signatures on a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) petition that asks the EP to adopt legislation on water rights.

Vladimír Bartovic, director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, moderated the discussion, which was held in the Czech language.

Here is a video of the event:

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