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.
The Green Party candidates for the North West region in the Euro Elections of 23 May were:
Gina Dowding. Lancashire County Councillor. Elected.
Wendy Olsen. Salford.
Jessica Northey. St Helens.
Geraldine Coggins. Trafford Borough Councillor.
Rosie Mills. Lancaster.
Astrid Johnson. Manchester.
Dan Jerrome. Trafford Borough Councillor.
James Booth. Macclesfield.