Publication of the book “Citizens’ Reflections on the EU ahead of the 2019 European Parliament elections”

On 12 April 2019, the book “Dialogues with the citizens: Elections to the European Parliament in 2019” was presented for the first time at the Ignacio Aldecoa Cultural Centre (Vitoria-Gasteiz), with the participation of professors from the Jean Monnet EUCLIPE Chair and the University of Deusto, such as Professor Laura Gómez.  

In its pages, the book first reflects on Europe and then focuses on the 2019 European Parliament elections and deals with European policies (sustainability, security and equality). 

Through this publication, which brings together the work of 28 Basque researchers, the aim is to disseminate the main issues being dealt with by the EU, with the main aim of bringing Europe closer to Basque society and thus encouraging the participation of Basque people in the future of Europe. 

The ex-Eurodeputy Paquita Sauquillo shares her vision about the social challenges in Europe

Paquita Sauquillo, lawyer, President of the NGO ‘’Movimiento por la Paz, el desarme y la libertad1’’, ex-senator and ex-Eurodeputy, has been invited by the Chair Jean Monnet EUCLIPE on May 21st. This event has been sponsored by EP to campus program of European Parliament Former Members Association.

Through her visit, she has shared her point of view over the 4 Challenges of the Social Europe. She has commented her worries about migration, climate change and unemployment, starting since the achievements of Europe, being the only continent in which the welfare state it is present, promoting citizenship and solidarity.

Sauquillo expressed the need of proactivity in order to make us responsible for the future of Europe, making special attention to the anti-European movements and the next European elections.

During the days, Paquita Sauquillo has participated in a colloquium with professors of the Law Department and a lunch colloquium some students of the Deusto University’s dormitory.

 

1 Movement for Peace, disarmament and freedom.