EU PARLIAMENT: SERIES OF VIDEOS TO MAKE CITIZENS LEARN ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
(Sir Europe – Brussels) - A for Accession, E for Ecosystem, P for Parliament or else for Poverty, S for Squandering… the European Parliament entrusted a series of videos, guided by a cartoon character named Blink, with the presentation of the work it carries out, the topics discussed by the MEPs, the areas the Union’s institutions are responsible for. The videos, each one lasting 3 minutes, have been designed with basic, simple communication in mind, they may be used by schools and by all age groups, and they can also be watched on the website of the institution, at www.europarl.europa.eu[>>]. As to Parliament, in connection with the other EU institutions, Blink explains: “The EU works through several bodies, and each one has a specific role. The Commission is like the Union’s government. The EU Cabinet represents the member states, and then there’s Parliament that represents citizens”. The European Parliament “represents the interests of all European citizens and consists of 754 MEPs who are elected by universal suffrage. European elections have been held since 1979; they take place every five years in all member states. It is the only assembly in the world that brings together so many countries and so many languages…”. In the meantime, the communication and press service is working at more videos to complete a list that should cover the whole alphabet and provide citizens with as many details as possible about Parliament and the EU.