Your vote, Your Europe! Increasing voter turnout before the EU elections of May 2019 through interactive debates, information and quiz competitions are at the core of YouthVote2019.eu. The platform is part of the project ”A new narrative for Europe – a more engaging one” aiming to raise awareness and know how among youth on the importance of EU 2019 elections and empowering youths and youth workers with the needed tools to gain momentum and influence over EU’s direction through interactive and user friendly methods.
More info about the project, aims, objectives and activities can be found here: A new narrative for EU elections and beyond: how to engage youth
The project is implemented by:
Founded in Bucharest in 2009, the Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) is one of the foremost think tanks operating in Central and Eastern Europe, a leading forum for debate in the region, as well as for Eastern Partnership countries (focused especially on Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia) on EU affairs, democratization and and overall evidence-based public policy.
CRPE’s mission is to promote Romania as an influential leader in the development of EU agendas and policies. Another major objective is to advance the Europeanization processes in Romania and to promote European citizenship by providing expertise, monitoring tools and research in various fields and by initiating public debates.
The Centre of European Studies (CES) was established in 2003, as one of the main teaching and research structures within the Department of International Relations and European Integration of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) in Bucharest, Romania. Since its foundation, the Centre managed research grants related to the fields of International Relations and European Studies.
Through its activity, CES aims to be a hub of expertise for both academics and practitioners in South East Europe, by participating in programs of national and international cooperation regarding research, education and the dissemination of information about the European Union and the integration process. Moreover, it focuses on promoting partnerships and debates on European issues, cooperating with public institutions, professors and researchers from Romanian academic centers, as well as from other academic centers situated in EU member states. Beyond directly involving students in the research activities, the Centre also facilitates academic networking, and stimulates debates on most recent topics in EU affairs.
Inter Alia (IA) is a private not-for-profit organization based in Athens, Greece. Its activities are carried out by its two interconnected branches, a youth organization and a think-tank. Both branches have common aims and diverse tools for pursuing them. Inter Alia’s founders and members are interested and work on contemporary challenges of Europe and the world with focus on democracy, citizenship, education, and human rights.
Inter Alia is active in the fields of education, youth work and culture with the aim to:
- Promote and enhance civic action and civil society’s interconnectedness and effectiveness in influencing decision-making at any level;
- Empower youth and increase employment opportunities through training, skills development, and civic and social participation;
- Confront interpersonal and intergroup stereotypes and enhance intercultural understanding inside and outside the perceived limits of Europe as a means to peace and well-being.
The consortium is also supported by:
The Romanian Association for Debate, Oratory and Rhetoric (ARDOR) has 25 years of experience in educational programs. ARDOR’s objective is to promote debate as an educational tool in order to develop critical thinking, speaking and argumentation skills for a democratic society.
As the coordinator of the entire debate program in Romania, ARDOR has built a network of partnerships with over 250 educational institutions and 200 teachers that are involved in debate activities. Furthermore, over 1500 debaters are educated in more than 100 debate clubs active in the whole country. Through its network of teachers and annual events ARDOR reaches more than 10.000 beneficiaries yearly, helping young people grow and evolve into a critical and independent thinkers and active citizens.