On 16 January at 20.00 CET, EU Vice-President Viviane Reding will debate live with citizens across Europe on YouTube.
The EU wants to hear what you think about the issues facing all of us in Europe including the economic crisis, our rights as EU citizens and Europe’s future direction.
To get involved in the debate, post your questions and comments on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ using the hashtags #askReding and/or #eudeb8.
Euronews will chair the debate and select people to take part, based on the most interesting and challenging questions posed on social media. The debate will follow a live ‘global conversation’ interview with Commissioner Reding.
Citizens’ dialogues in 2014
The citizens’ dialogues began in 2013 as part of the European Year of Citizens, with EU Commissioners holding debates across the EU on citizen’s rights and the future of Europe.
These debates give people the chance to speak directly to politicians about their rights as EU citizens, the kind of Europe they want to live in and their expectations for the European Union.
After more than 30 town-hall meetings across Europe, it’s time to take the debate online. Last week Vice President Reding debated with 5 prominent European bloggers, this Thursday the discussion is open to all Europeans.
The debate will continue in 2014 with 7 more debates planned in Denmark, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Romania and Belgium.