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#EP2014SMC EP conference: social media and the 2014 European elections

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Social Media and the 2014 European Elections"




Social media possess great potential for reaching out to people, but how do you make the most of it? A conference organised by the Parliament in Brussels on 2 April looks at social media and their key role in politics and political campaigns. Speakers include among others EP vice-presidents Alexander Alvaro and Othmar Karas as well as Alec Ross, who was senior advisor for innovation to former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.


Social media have proved to be an efficient way for politicians to engage with ordinary people. Experts from the US and Europe will share their views at the conference on how to put them to good use in politics. Ahead of this year's European elections in May, the event will also cover how to get people interested on social media and use it for political campaigns.


List of speakers:

Alvaro, Alexander @AlexAlvaro

Damman, Xavier @xdamman

Duch Guillot, Jaume @jduch

Karas, Othmar @othmar_karas

Keen, Andrew @ajkeen

Lesénécal, Thibault @Tayebot

Lüfkens, Matthias @luefkens

Oliver, Laura @LauraOliver

Ross, Alec @AlecJRoss

Smith, Heather @rtvHS

Trippi, Joe @JoeTrippi

van den Broeke, Marjory @mvandenbroeke


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Taken on April 2, 2014