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Interactive event: Your wish list for Europe

09:00 - 11:30

Host: European Ombudsman

Location: Brussels, Belgium


Interactive event, organised by the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly

4 March 2014, 9.00 – 11.30

Room PHS P3C050, European Parliament, Brussels

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

Moderator: Tim King, Editor, European Voice


Video interviews


Want to be part of it? Please register by 25 February 2014 at:

Can't attend in person?

Submit your video contribution to:

Tweet your contributions or questions to the panel: #EUwishlist

And watch the live webstream at:


For press inquiries

Gundi Gadesmann
Head of Communication
Contact: Gundi Gadesmann
Tel.: +32 2 28 42609
Twitter: @EUombudsman