The upcoming European Parliament elections taking place in May 2019 are crucial for the future of the European project –for our future.
All over Europe, 18-year old citizens will be called to vote for the European Parliament. For thousands of people, it will be the first opportunity to exercise their right to vote.
We need you, to reach out to young voters and make it clear what is at stake in these elections. How can you make sure fellow young people know what they are called to vote for, how to vote, and the consequences of their actions?
ALDA is offering 10 grants of €300 each to young Europeans up to 21 years old, for the implementation of initiatives (street actions, online campaigns, etc.) to raise awareness of youth about the upcoming European elections, which can take place between February and April 2019.
Do you have a great idea on how to encourage fellow young Europeans to vote? Are you a European citizen up to 21 years old?
Send the concept of your initiative in .pdf (max 2 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 February 2019, clearly explaining:
- how many people you will reach, and how
- costs foreseen to implement the action (you will need to send us the invoices of costs incurred).
We will select 10 initiatives all over the EU, considering their creativity and potential of reaching a wide number of young Europeans.
On our side, ALDA is active on multiple fronts: we not only call for external actions but we are doing our best to provide and spread European facts as objective as possible.
Thanks to the Europe for Citizens programme, ALDA has been able to launch the “YOU4EU – Towards European Elections 2019” campaign. We are actively engaged in the implementation of social media campaigns in contrast to the rampant fake news and we are committed to spreading correct information about crucial aspects of the functioning of the Union such as the budget and the composition of the different Institutions. To do so, we produced different sets of infographics, each one dealing with a specific misconception, thus trying overcome stereotypes. Our aim is to realise a simple but effective anti-rhetoric to prevent radicalisation and finally leading European citizens to the polls.
We count on you to get all Europeans to have their say, for a stronger Europe! More information here.
ALDA – The European Association for Local Democracy, is dedicated to the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at the local level. ALDA focuses on activities facilitating cooperation between local authorities and civil society.