Europe Day 2008 The “Children’s European Parliament” in Trento
celebrate the Europe Day 2008 the European
Journalists Association-The Communication Network was co-organizer of a
special initiative that took place in
A couple of weeks before Mai 9, our EJ President Paolo Magagnotti gave a very simple power point presentation on the history of the European Union.
“lectures” the children, assisted by their teachers, wrote thoughts and made
On the morning
parade they delivered flyers explaining the origin of the
After releasing the balloons towards the sky, they entered the meeting room of the Regional Parliament and after electing President, Vice-President and Quaestors, a “question time” session took place.
We realized/witnessed in amazement how many intelligent questions were put to Regional politicians that for that occasion were present as “European Commissioners”.
The overall celebration was a great success both because of involving children and because of raising interest for the European Union on the side of the public.
Co-organizer of the event jointly with EJ were the Regional Government of Trentino-South Tyrol and the Deutsch-italienische Gesellschaft fuer Europa von Trento.