Evidence Matters in the EU
On 21 June, we’re going to the European parliament to tell its members and European commissioners that evidence matters to the public, and that we expect them to listen to evidence and discuss it openly.

We want to make sure EU citizen voices are heard in the EU parliament -- and that its elected members know that the public care about evidence. We are expecting 100+ citizens at this event. 15-20 citizens from across the EU will each speak for one minute about why evidence matters on issues ranging from teaching to fishing and agriculture policy.

Our message is simple:

We expect the Commission to use evidence when making policy.
We expect commissioners to explain their reasoning.
We expect parliament to seek and to scrutinise reasoning behind policies.

Parliamentarians and officials at the event will then have the opportunity to respond. We will also announce a citizen-led review to monitor the ‘best and worst’ of MEPs responses over the next 12 months (i.e., who has gone on to seek, scrutinise or use evidence in policymaking).

If you want your voice to be heard, then tell us why evidence matters to you and your community.

Watch the video of our UK event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDLHL1RnryE

Please note we may use your name, occupation, country and comment in public support of the event.

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