My Vote – My Impact. Information and Resources for the European Parliament Elections 2019
How can we have an impact in what is happening in Europe? How can we participate and shape democratic procedures? – a collection of various information and resources on European Parliament and how to get actively involved in mobilising others for the European Parliament Elections 2019.
“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
― Larry J. Sabato
From 18.-22.02.2019, 28 participants from 13 countries participated in “My vote – My impact. Europe behind the Scenes”. The four day seminar took place in Lultzhausen, Luxembourg and was founded by the Erasmus+ Programme.
In the context of the elections for European Parliament in May 2019, we discussed the current European challenges and developed ideas to increase the participation in the upcoming elections.
To get active and motivate more people, we collected various information and resources on European Parliament. We especially focussed on ideas and tools on how to get actively involved in mobilising others for the European Parliament Elections 2019 from 23.-26.05.2019.
- European Parliament Elections 2019
- Get involved: Tools & resources
- European Parliament 101
European Parliament Elections 2019
General information about the 2019 elections for European Parliament you may find here: European Elections 2019
Access to elections & registration
Whether you life in your home country, another EU country or outside of EU, the following two sites provide information and guidelines how to enrol and register for the 2019 elections, especially if you want to vote while you are living and working abroad:
European Elections | European Union
Alternatively you may check information about the elections and registration procedures on web pages of your home country / country of residence.
Your political profile
Find your political match by VoteWatch Europe | This short quiz matches answers to 25 questions based on 25 decisions taken by the European Parliament since 2014 to come up with your political profile.
Information & news
European Election 2019 by Politico
EU Elections 2019 by EURACTIVE
European Parliament election 2019 by eurotopics. | European press roundup
European Election 2019 Monitor by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Get involved! Tools & resourcesThis time I´m voting! Are you? Spread the word! #EuropeanParliament #Elections2019 #thistimeimvoting Click To Tweet
This time I’m voting!
#thistimeimvoting is a great initiative to take responsibility, get involved and start getting active. It is made for people who would like to do something more than just voting. It aims at mobilising people to get involved and help to persuade others to vote at the European Parliament Elections 2019. “When everybody votes, everybody wins.”.
You can sign up on that website thistimeimvoting.eu , get a unique link, that you can spread among your family and friends, join a local team of volunteers or find a an event nearby.
Tools & Resources #thistimeimvoting
How to be a successful #thistimeimvoting volunteer? | Toolkit for volunteers with plenty of ideas to promote the European Parliament elections in 24 languages
This time I’m voting (youtube playlist) | Young voters explain why they will vote in the European elections in May 2019
Toolkit by European Parliament Download Centre | Pictures, posters, postcards, stickers for promotion of #thistimeimvoting on social media and elsewhere (as well in 24 languages).
Citizens’ App | Learn who does what in the EU, how all of this is relevant to your daily life and what challenges the EU faces. Available for Android and iOS
Impact on European policymaking
Have your say | How to get involved in European policymaking? There are several options,, e.g. the European Citizens’ Initiative, petitioning the European Parliament, public consultations or the Citizens’ Dialogues
The European Citizens’ Initiative | This initiative is an unique and innovative way for citizens to shape Europe by calling on the European Commission to make a legislative proposal. Once an initiative gathers 1 million signatures, the Commission decides on what follow-up action to take.
Consultation on the Future of Europe | Online consultation (a part of Citizens’ Dialogues)
Debating Europe | A platform where you can debate various issues and topics with European politicians and experts.
European Citizenship by SALTO-Youth.net | Toolbox for trainings
European Union Teaching Resources by activecitizensfe | A collection of resources for teaching learners about the European Union and Brexit; including detailed lesson plans and activities as well as items that teachers can use in developing their own plans.
The lazy person’s guide to save the world by UN | This guide on substainable development could serve as an example on how simple activities for everyone can easily be applied in everyday life.
European Parliament 101
Last, but not least, some background information about the European Parliament might be helpful: history, power, procedures as well as current discussed topics and legislation procedures…
European Parliament | Weekly agenda, news, live streams and members of EU Parliament
About Parliament | About Parliament provides information about the EU Parliament like powers and procedures, organisation and rules, democracy and human rights.
The European Parliament: The citizen’s voice in the European Union | A brochure made to prepare for EU Parliament visits. It reviews in brief the European Union’s main achievements and the roles of its institutions, describes the work, powers and structure of Parliament as well as its history and the European integration process in general. (PDF / eBook Download)
How It Works by European Parliament | This youtube playlist consists of short thematic videos explaining the structure and procedures of the European Parliament.
Frequently Asked Questions put to Parliament’s Spokesperson’s Department | Basic information about EU Parliament, how MEP’s work, etc.
European Parliamentary Research Service Blog | Research and analytical support to the Members of the European Parliament, its parliamentary committees and the European Parliament as a whole. Current topics and legislation process, graphs, maps and statistical information, etc.
European Parliament News
EP NewsHUB | Information from MEPs, political groups, the Parliament’s President and the EP news services in a single place.
Multimedia Centre of European Parliament | This site covers the latest news stories and live streamings from the European Parliament.
Current discussions in European Parliament
EU Legislation in Progress by European Parliamentary Research Service Blog | Information of legislation processes
Legislative Train | Schedule of legislation processes
Vote Watch Europe | This site is collecting, interpreting and communicating big data sets of political decisions to both expert and non-expert audiences.
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