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Making Europe more accessible to young people

The EU has released films to explain the benefits of being in Europe


Written by Gráinne Jones and posted in news


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The European Union (EU) released five films to make Europe more accessible to young people on Wednesday.

The European Commission released five short films to show how the rights and benefits available in the EU improve people’s lives.

The Citizen’s Dialogue on the Future of Europe was held on Wednesday in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, and two of the films were shown.

Benefits of the EU

Many young people do not realise the rights and benefits that they have from living in the EU.

The five films “aim to start a conversation about the EU’s impact on the lives of young people, aged 17-35 every single day”.

Each film focuses on a different aspect of the rights and benefits that people enjoy because of being EU citizens.

Mobility

  • Find a job, work and live in any EU Member State
  • Gain new skills by studying, training or volunteering abroad
  • Get emergency health-care anywhere in the EU
  • See the sights of Europe easily

Sustainability

  • Enjoy clean water, cleaner air and protected nature
  • Make a difference in the fight against climate change
  • Recycle, reuse, repair, and stop plastic getting into our seas
  • Eat healthy, safe and affordable food that's fair to the people who produced it
  • Benefit from research that aims to help you, your family and the planet

Skills and business

  • Get training, gain important skills and prepare for the future
  • Find a good job, or get coaching to help you
  • Start, manage and grow a business with support from the EU
  • Get paid holiday, maternity leave and other benefits when working

Digital

  • Call, text and use data at no extra cost when exploring the EU
  • Surf the internet from any country in the European Union
  • Know that your personal data is safe and being handled with care

Rights

  • Get compensation if transport is delayed, and get help in any EU country's embassy abroad
  • Return items bought online within 14 days, and other rights as a consumer
  • Vote in European elections
  • Live in a fair society that guarantees equality, and protects your human rights

#EUandME

The #EUandME campaign was launched in May 2018 and will run for 18 months across Europe.

It will feature the five films, open-air events, and stories about empowered EU citizens.

There will also be a Young Film Directors competition, where young people can enter films about how the EU helps people to do what they love.

If you would like to have a look at all five films that have been launched by the EU, they can be found here.

For more articles and information on the European Union, visit our EU Hub.

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Published May 10th, 2018
Last updated June 6th, 2018
Tags politics education europe european union european commission
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MEPs in Dublin Constituency


Lynn Boylan

01 873 6554

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@LNBDublin

58 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Nessa Childers

01 296 2263

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@ChildersMEP

11 Glenard Hall, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14

Brian Hayes

01 209 6548

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6 Main Street, Donnybrook, Dublin 4


MEPs in Midlands North West Constituency


Matt Carthy

042 967 4001

matt.carthy@ep.europa.eu

@mattcarthy

10 Monaghan Street, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan

094 962 2710

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@lukeming

Priory House, Barrack Street, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Marian Harkin

071 914 5890

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@MarianHarkin

28 Emmet Place, Union Street, Sligo

Mairead McGuinness

041 685 4633

mairead.mcguinness@europarl.europa.eu

@MaireadMcGMEP

Mentrim, Drumconrath, Navan, Co. Meath


MEPs in South Constituency


Deirdre Clune

1890 989 533

deirdre.clune@ep.europa.eu

@DeirdreCluneMEP

74 South Mall, Cork

Seán Kelly

085 125 5263

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@SeanKellyMEP

European Parliament, ASP 08F353, rue Wiertz 60, B-1047 Brussels.

Liadh Ni Riada

01 872 6100

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@LiadhNiRiadaMEP

20 Commons Road, Blackpool, Cork

Brian Crowley

021 489 6433

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Maryborough Lodge, Maryborough Hill, Douglas, Cork

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