An ordinary day in Strasbourg. Kids are on the river.
An ordinary day in the European Parliament. MPs are in their comfy chairs in the modern tower of Babel.
Let’s switch their places for a while: MPs – on the river and let the kids play in the tower.
As an MP, if you want to have the floor, you’d have to paddle to the chair, against the wind, the waves, the rain into your face…
If you want to talk to a lobbyist, you’ll have to paddle to the bank (of the river)… .
For committees’ works, you’ll have to do it in the open. Whispering will not work, as the passing by boats can be noisy. And there is no air-conditioning to protect from the boats’ emissions…
Perhaps, this will make the MPs hear the voice of kids, when they demand care for the Earth, nature, the health and well-being of generations to come.