As European elections are fast approaching, the upcoming months will feature intense debates on matters such as energy and climate change, health and care, and the evolving defence and security threats. What will be the impact of these debates on citizens’ participation in the European elections?
In the lead up to June 2024, the European Movement International and The Parliament magazine will explore the key challenges and opportunities facing the EU through a series of thought-provoking debates and content.
The “Road to European elections” series will engage policymakers, opinion leaders, industry voices, but mostly, citizens. We will hear from citizens across the EU, analysing the impact of emerging trends and the role of the EU in building a prosperous and sustainable future for everyone in Europe.
The third event in the series will take place in Madrid, Spain and will focus on the topic 'Charting a greener future for Europe'.
Charting a greener future for Europe
Thinking green has completely been transformed from “just part of the ideology behind Green parties across the world” to being a mandatory part of any political programme that political movements develop. As a Southern European country, Spain has been impacted by a significant increase in temperatures in recent years and the country’s population has been affected by the climate emergency threatening the global population. Our panel in Madrid therefore holds a higher significance to raise awareness of this pressing political issue.
The panel will debate Europe's pressing environmental and sustainability challenges and the vital institutional reforms needed for meaningful change answering questions like:
- Is Europe on the right track to become carbon-neutral by 2050?
- What steps are most urgent to get there on time?
- What measures are needed to ensure inclusive and sustainable growth?
- How can EU citizens actively shape sustainability policies?
MEP speakers include:
- María Soraya Rodríguez Ramos, Renew Europe
This event in co-organised with European Movement International and The Parliament.