This time I’m voting! campaign in SIA4Y meetings

SIA4Y project strongly supports the “This time I’m voting” campaign for the EU elections in May 2019. Also, during our events in Elbląg, Poland on 7th March, Estonia on 12th April, Riga, Latvia on 24th April and in Finland on 3rd May we will tackle the issue of youth participation in the elections and we will share info on the campaign.

The European elections will take place between 23 and 26 May 2019. In the run-up to this event, the European Parliament has started building an online community of supporters for the cause of voting. The idea is to engage people in convincing others about the importance of the elections and the need to take responsibility.

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Why vote in the European elections in May 2019?

As Europeans we face many challenges, from migration to climate change, from youth unemployment to data privacy. We live in an ever more globalised, competitive world . At the same time, the Brexit referendum has demonstrated that the EU is not an irrevocable project. And while most of us take democracy for granted, it also seems under increasing threat, both in principle and practice.

That’s why we have started building a community of supporters to help encourage a higher voter turnout at the European elections. Our goal is not to tell people who they should vote for: it is to promote the act of voting itself, the act of engaging in the democratic process; and the act of doing so in a conscious and fully informed way. We want to harness the power of human interaction and build a community of supporters across Europe to rally behind the cause of voting and to stand up for the very idea of democracy. Together decide what kind of Europe we want to live in.

Because this time it’s not enough to hope for a better future: this time each and every one of us must take responsibility for it too.


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