(Article written on 30-03-2018)
The students of "Grigore Antipa" Braşov College of Science had the opportunity to learn from a congressman how important their vote is in the European context. The congressman Răzvan Popa met today, March 29, 2018, with the college junior and senior ambassadors in order to make them understand the necessity of getting involved in the process of electing the representatives of our country in the European Parliament. Adolescents, citizens with the right to vote in the near future, learned about EU policies, the European Parliament and the allocation of members to working committees. Students understood the concept of European citizen and became aware of their belonging to this space. A proof of this involvement is even the voicing in the European Parliamentary elections, a democratic right that they have at hand to decide the direction in which Europe is heading. Razvan Popa explained to the students that in order to decide the direction they need "correct information" to make an informed decision. The students were interested in learning how a day the life of a congressman is and what the transition of Romania to the EURO implies. The Euro-parliamentary elections will take place next year, enough time for young people to get informed so they can become active citizens by voting.