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"Battle for your vote"


09 Apr 2014 16:00


European Parliament
Yehudi Menuhin Room


EU Elections 2014
9 April 2014

Event Description

Battle for YOUR vote!

The second in a series of 2014 EU Elections "EU Unplugged" debate series, on Wednesday 9 April 9 18:30, EU40 and partners will be hosting a freestyle hip hop battle in the European Parliament.

Organised by EU40 and MTV Voices, in cooperation with MCI and AmCham Belgium and supported by Facebook, this show aims to get young voters interested in European politics and the upcoming elections.

Four teams - each comprised of two Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from the same political party and a professional freestyle hip hop artist - will duel on topics relevant to Europe today. During the freestyle hip hop battle, teams will compete by rapping with music on a given topic, effectively debating the other team, going back and forth. The exact topics will be announced at the start of each battle. Several youth NGO delegations will submit topics and introduce their topic to the audience while the MEPs will brief their rapper on their stance. The winners will be determined by audience applause.

MTV Voices will be filming the freestyle hip hop battle and will produce a video for distribution.

Furthermore, the event will be followed by an after party which will take place at Coco, Place Luxembourg!

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The MEP teams will consist of the following EU40 MEPs:

  • For the EPP (conservatives): Sebastian Valentin Bodu & Lara Comi
  • For the S&D (socialists): Ismail Ertug & Sandra Petrovic Jakovina
  • For the ALDE (liberals): Vice-President Alexander Alvaro & Marietje Schaake
  • For the Greens: Franziska Keller



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