9 August 2019
Following lots of interest in the working of the European Parliament, Gina Dowding MEP is organising a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels for climate activists from the North West of England. This opportunity is available to young people between the ages of 18 and 25 who have participated in the climate strikes. Participants must be EU citizens (this includes UK citizens) who are either resident in the North West of England or who attend a university or college in the North West of England.
The visit will take place from Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th September 2019; travelling to Brussels on Monday, returning on Wednesday with a full day’s programme in the European Parliament on Tuesday. Participants will visit the Parliament building and learn about how the parliament functions and about the role of MEPs. They will have the opportunity also, to join me and other Green MEPs who are working to place climate action at the top of the Parliament’s agenda.
We hope also that there will be an opportunity to meet young climate activists from Brussels. Travel, accommodation and reasonable subsistence will be fully-funded, mostly with sponsorship from the European Parliament and topped up by a crowdfunder.
*We will select applicants who can demonstrate a strong commitment to taking action to fight climate change and who will ensure that this experience has a significant impact on the cause to ensure local, national and/or global action on climate change.
Gina Dowding was the Green Party Member of the European Parliament for the North West of England. She achieved much for the North West in the short time between July 2019 and February 2020. Gina is now chair of the North West Green party. Three of Gina's reports are listed below.
Click here to view what a Green New Deal for the North West would mean.
Click here to view how a sustainable transport system can help put the Green New Deal into action.
Click here to view what's on the horizon for UK Science, Research & Innovation.
Click here to visit Gina's website for more news about her important work.