United in Adversity: International Representation at EU Parliament


SIMON McKEAGNEY, Irish spokesperson for ‘United in Adversity’ explains the project to Eoin Drinan. United in Adversity began as a five month internship in the European Parliament, looking at how the EU was reacting to the European financial crisis with particular emphasis on youth unemployment. Simon says there is a disconnect between what the general populations in different member states feel they are represented at EU Parliament level.

Simon says the financial crisis is a European problem felt across all the member states. He tells Eoin about future plans for the project as the first set of interns prepare to return to their own countries at the end of a five month programme.


Duration: 10'01" DATE: July 25, 2013
Interviewer:Eoin Drinan
Producer:Eoin Drinan
Interviewee:Simon McKeagney
Themes:Global Issues with a Local Focus
Keywords:solidarity in the eu, European union solidarity, a european problem, tackling european issues, simon mckeagney, united in adversity
LocationEurope Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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