The 9 May is Europe Day and, following an established tradition, the EU institutions will open their doors to the public on the first Saturday of the month, this year on 4 May. The theme will be the European elections of 23-26 May, which will call European citizens to the polls to choose their representatives for five crucial years.
As part of the European Parliament's thistimeimvoting.eu initiative, the EESC is campaigning for a higher voter turnout which can give more strength and legitimacy to the EU's democratic process.
The day will be organised around three main themes - Sustainable Europe, Inclusive Europe and Open Europe. The EESC will present its work in sectors as diverse as sustainable development, climate change, planned obsolescence, employment, disabilities, relations between the EU and the rest of the world.
EESC members and staff will welcome visitors and discuss with them the coming elections and the future of Europe as well as explain the role of the EESC in the EU decision-making process. Interactive games and fun activities coupled with live music will help make Europe more accessible to the general public.
EU Open Day 2019 – EESC - Jacques Delors Building, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels. (mp)