Participation of Viviane Reding in the debate on the Future of Europe, in Namur: vox pops
End production: 13/09/2013 First transmission: 13/09/2013
On 13 September 2013, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, was in Namur, Belgium, to participate in the first Citizens' Dialogue organized specifically for young people aged 16 to 18.
The debate was organised in the framework of the 2013 European Year of Citizens
In this video, young people who took part in the debate give their opinion about the event and its usefulness in bringing young people closer to Europe.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Statement by Kevin Derèse (in FRENCH) on whether this kind of event brings citizens closer to Europe: saying that yes, it can bring citizens closer to Europe, because they are not always aware of what is going on at European level; it is important to meet European leaders.
||Statement by Coralie Dury (in FRENCH) saying that students are not much exposed to politics and to how it works, so they have many questions; she hopes Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, will be able to answer clearly to these questions.
||Statement by Myriam Am'Hamdi (in FRENCH) saying that she will graduate soon and start her work life and she realizes that, as regards politics, she doesn't know much; she thinks it is important to have a minimum of understanding before getting into the active life.
||Statement by Coralie Dury (in FRENCH) saying that apart form school, students don't have any connections to Europe; thanks to this kind of events, they are able to talk and hear about it, to understand more, and therefore feel closer to Europe and be more interested about it.
||Statement by Massima Faloss (in FRENCH) saying that she did not understand very well what was going on in Europe, with the crisis; she was able to ask questions and she received clear answers.
||Statement by Antoine Rukina Remena (in FRENCH) saying that he is happy to see that Europe is under construction and also happy to see that this kind of event is happening; having said that, Europe wants to listen to its citizens but they are not well enough informed about the events that are organised and to which they can take part.
||Statement by Massima Faloss (in FRENCH) saying that the event brought the citizens closer to Europe because in the everyday life the citizens don't have any contact with the European leaders and they don't know what is going on at European level; they don't feel valued, considered; with this event, the young people realized that they are the future of Europe and that they are important; that makes them feel closer to Europe.
||Statement by Antoine Rukina Remena (in FRENCH) saying that 2013 is the European Year of Citizens and the goal of the EU is to bring citizens closer; that's what has been happening throughout the year; he thinks that all the students who took part in the debate in Namur felt that they were being listened to.