Europe for a more equal world

On May 23rd 2014, you have the chance to shape the Europe you want!

As millions of Europeans from all 28 EU states head to the polls to elect who they want to represent them in the European Parliament for the next five years, it is important we all think about what this election could mean for the EU and the world. 

Tough times lie ahead for the poorest people, both in Europe and beyond. And so, more than ever, the European Union should provide the leadership necessary to overcome challenges such as poverty, climate change and the growing gap between the rich and poor. At a time when the world’s 85 richest people own the same wealth as the planet’s bottom half, tackling inequality is more crucial than ever.

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) play an important role in defining that agenda, so before casting your vote, it is vital to ask what your candidate stands for.  

Oxfam water and sanitation committee head into Jamam refugee camp
Oxfam water and sanitation committee head into Jamam refugee camp
Photo: John Ferguson

Meet your candidates at husting events across the country

We’re inviting candidates to speak about issues like gender equality, tax justice and inequality at husting events in every constituency. Why not come along and hear what your candidates have to say about the issues that matter to you. 

  • Dublin: March 27th from 6.00 – 7.30pm in the Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. This event is organised in partnership with the Policy Institute, Trinity College Dublin.  
  • Galway: April 3rd, from 7.00 – 8.30pm in The Kirwan Theatre, NUI Galway. This event is organised in partnership with the Literary and Debating Society, NUIG.
  • Limerick:  April 10th from 6.00 – 7.30pm in Room KBG12, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. This event is organised in partnership with Department of Politics and Public Administration.
  • Belfast: May 8th from 7 – 8.30pm Canada Room, Council chamber, Lanyon building , Queen’s University Belfast. This event is organised in partnership with the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy. 

For more information about these events, contact Mary at mary.quinn@oxfamireland.org 

Download our European Parliament Elections policy briefing for candidates here.