Inför Europaparlamentsvalet har en rad europeiska kulturorganisationer gått samman i en kampanj som vill uppmuntra medborgarna att gå och rösta – var med och påverka europas framtid.
Here’s a very simple message European cultural networks and organisations want to circulate to encourage citizens to use their right to vote and influence the future of Europe. All of them are concerned by the high rates of abstention during European elections and the recent rise of extremism across Europe. These elections will – perhaps more than any previous EU elections – help decide the future direction of Europe. Some 350 million voters will have a say over how the EU should be governed for the next five years, including deciding who will become the next President of the European Commission. Cultural networks wish to contribute to the European debates and policies, defend democratic values and raise citizens’ awareness of their power of decision.