The Lisbon Treaty’s Social Side

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As part of its awareness raising campaign, EAPN Ireland has published a three minute motion-graphic entitled ‘the Lisbon Treaty’s Social Side’ (see below). The production aims to give a brief overview of how the Lisbon Treaty impacts on social issues and the direction of the European Union.

“EAPN Ireland is concerned that the campaign is once again being over-shadowed by political gamesmanship and personality contests. ‘The Lisbon Treaty’s Social Side’ briefly and clearly explores important issues like the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the Citizens Initiative and the Social Clause. We are a non-partisan organisation and we’re not asking to people to vote for or against, we’re simply asking people to go to the polls armed with the facts,” said Ms. Visser.

‘The Lisbon Treaty’s Social Side’ was produced with a view to reaching new and diverse audiences and is available below or by clicking here. We’re asking members, affiliates, community and voluntary groups and anyone who is interested to send the video to friends, colleagues and family in an effort to raise awareness on the social aspects of the Treaty.


The staff of EAPN Ireland want to thank all those who donated their time and lent their enthusiasm to this project. EAPN Ireland is particularly grateful to Dan Flynn, a recent graduate of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Dan composed and produced the motion graphics for ‘The Lisbon Treaty’s Social Side’. EAPN Ireland is also very grateful to Jennifer Ryan, who did the voiceover, and to Ulrich Schnauss for allowing us to use one of his compositions as a backing-track.


One Response

  1. Felix Staratschek

    September 26, 2009 6:10 pm

    Pleace vote for democracy and against the treaty of lisbon

    Dear irish people!

    Pleace stop the treaty of lisbon! Is is antidemocartic, militaristic, antisocial. The disadvantages are much bigger, than the advantages. The EU can live with its actuell laws. They should only be changed into a democratic direction. With the treaty of lisbon, the european council is able to change this treaty in great parts without asking the parliament. This is nearly the same law, which mades the nationl- rassistic- party of Germany so powerfull in our country in the year 1933. Our basic law (the german constitution) and all other european constitutions should not be replaced by the treaty of lisbon. But the new treaty tries to bring all right- sytstems in a lower level than the new european right. Here is my informationpage: . When you have some more english information, pleace send me a link or text or write it into the visitors book of my page. And pleace spread this text all over Ireland.

    In the hope in your activities for a better Europe, Felix Staratschek, Freiligrathstr. 2, D- 42477 Radevormwald (Germany)