EurActiv Awards 2009

After a false start in 2006, EUX.TV, the European Affairs Channel, in 2008 became a YouTube news channel dedicated to coverage of European affairs for an English-language international audience. EUXTV has now posted more than 1,000 videos with soundbites, interviews and its own news reports related to European affairs. Several of these videos have generated… » read more

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Baudouin Foundation

The Belgian King Baudouin Foundation led The European Citizens’ Consultations 2009. These are run by a unique consortium of more than 40 independent European partner organizations, including foundations, NGOs, universities and think-tanks from all 27 European Union Member States, who organised the European Citizens’ Consultations in each Member State. The European Citizens’ Consultations are the… » read more

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Guy Verhofstadt

Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgian prime minister, has strongly been debating Europe nationally and across Europe. Verhofstadt was awarded the Vision for Europe Award in 2001 for his work toward a more unified Europe. This award is an honor that has been bestowed annually since 1995 by the non-profit Edmond Israel Foundation in “recognition of outstanding… » read more

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Blogger/journalist on EU affairs, attempting to foster informed debate on the realities of how the EU affects its member states and the likelihood of and options for future EU reform – especially focussing on common misinformation and misunderstandings that hamper understanding. Recent examples: http://www.jcm.org.uk/blog/?p=2184 http://www.jcm.org.uk/blog/?p=2230 http://www.jcm.org.uk/blog/?p=2153 http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jun/11/cameron-eurosceptic

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The European Parliament has developed a lot of different 2.0 tools towards to-he public opinion: delicious, twitter, flickr, Eutibe (on Youtube), myspace etc. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/public/story_page/008-56973-166-06-25-901-20090608STO56954-2009-15-06-2009/default_fr.htm You will complete this short description yourself 😉 http://twitter.com/EU_Elections_en

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With the European elections showing once again low voters turnout, one can only think that if the European Parliament had been elected by deliberating citizens we would have had a different outcome, both in terms of results and participation. For too long, Brussels has grumbled about democratic deficit and has launched initiatives left and right.… » read more

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I would like to nominate the magnificent film “Home”, which French photographer, ecologist and journalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand released simultaneously in 134 countries on World Environment Day (5 June). The documentary takes a look at the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate, sounding the alarm about the urgency of averting further depletion of natural resources and… » read more

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e-participate

eParticipate is a multimedia platform that was launched in the UK, Spain, Ireland and Slovakia. eParticipate provides an open integrated standard web-based network & gateway of existing “best of breed” applications to enable public bodies to implement and benefit from a range of eParticipation tools to broaden the participation of citizens in the democratic process.… » read more

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Politics.ie

This is a grassroots online debating forum in Ireland and it uses new media. The website has been running for about six years but during the 2007 General Election and the 2008 Referendum on the Lisbon Treaty it was a place where all kinds of views were aired and debated. It’s an open forum so… » read more

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