Open door day 2013 at the European Parliament:
- ambiance shots
EPRef93759 // European Parliament , Brussels, European Parliament //
Lieu: European Parliament, Strasbourg
End production: 04/05/2013 First transmission: 04/05/2013
This Saturday the European Parliament celebrates Europe Day and opens its doors to citizens. The European Parliament offers a fun-packed yet informative programme for the whole family in Brussels and Luxembourg. A chance to find out more about how the EU works and makes a difference to citizens' lives!
The Festival of Europe features concerts, brass bands, artistic events, fun activities, exhibitions, tours of the official buildings, interactive information stands, debates, a quiz, meetings and photo opportunities with MEPs. Children are also able to enjoy themselves in the specially-designed kids corner. This year's open day is all about you as 2013 is the European Year of Citizens.
All other EU institutions in Brussels, such as the Council and the Commission are also open to the public on 4 May. In addition Parliament open its doors to the public in Strasbourg on 19 May.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||EP directorates stands (10 shots)
||Prix LUX (screening of "ILLEGAL"), (7 shots)
||Exterior views of the European Parliament, (4 shots)
||Children drawing on the "Citizens' Board" (4 shots)
||S&D group stand (4 shots)
||ALDE group stand (3 shots)
||GUE/NLG group stand (3 shots)
||EPP group (3 shots)
||Ambiance citizens in the EP
||Greens/EFA group stand (4 shots)
||"Médiathèque" stand (4 shots)
||Cutaways (2 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (French) by Isabelle Durand (Greens/EFA, BE), EP vice president, "People are worried, People are unhappy. they believe, sometimes wrongly, sometimes rightly that the EU is responsible for their problems, this is what we are talking about. We can say that this is a celebration, that we are explaining people about multilingualism in 24 languages, but behind all this there is a real concern. This day is an importunity to reflect and to speak with people about it today"
||SOUNDBITE (French) by Isabelle Durand (Greens/EFA, BE), EP vice president," Of course there European decisions that are taken and that may be not that good, but I believe it is unfair and very nationalistic to use Europe as a scapegoat and therefore there is a risk to face unhappy voters and some may even give their vote to those who have a too easy stand on Europe, too short It is easy to say that it is Europe's fault , that always works! It is up to us those who are in favor of more European integration even if it is to design something different, it is up to us to fight against those too simple and too short answers. It is important to make people understand that there is no easy answer and that Europe is complex. This is the smart approach and it is better for everyone."