The Impact of Social Networks on MEPs Daily Work

EIF Breakfast Debate


The impact of social media on people’s lives ranging from active participation in political dialogue to personal stories of families being reunited is unprecedented.

Social media are platforms on which active political dialogue takes place on a daily basis. Citizens can now speak directly to their leaders, new political movements are born online, and a single voice can reach an audience of millions.

This EIF Breakfast Debate will explore how Social Media is changing the world of policy making. Internally, in the way Social Media changes the daily life of policy makers and externally, in the way Social Media allows policy makers to connect with their constituencies in a more open and transparent way.


Welcome and introductory remarks:

Marietje Schaake, MEP and EIF Governor


Alexander Alvaro, Vice-President of the European Parliament and EIF Governor

Franck Debié, Associate Professor at École normale supérieure, Paris

Matthias Lüfkens, expert of Twitter Diplomacy, Managing Director of Digital Practice EMEA at Burson-Marsteller and previously Associate Director-Media at World Economic Forum

Exchange of views with participants
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