GO VOTE! Bring a friend - An initiative by European cultural networks

European cultural networks launch campaign "Go vote! Bring a friend" for the European elections (to be held between 22 and 25 May 2014).

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.

You want to get quick, reliable and easy-to-digest information?

Trans Europe Halles: An EU Elections’ introduction and graphic toolkit: http://teh.net/TheResource/Search.aspx?fid=79

Drawing citizenship: Towards the 2014 European elections through comics and cartoons: http://www.culturalfoundation.eu/events/drawing-citizenship 

You want advocacy material and in-depth information about the EU elections?

Culture Action Europe,  Manifesto for the European Elections: http://www.cultureactioneurope.org/lang-en/news-archive/39-2008/757-caes-political-manifesto-for-the-european-elections-2014

Culture Action Europe, Toolkit for the Elections: 

Europe Cultural Foundation, Shaping Europe through Culture: Support culture in the run up to the European elections:

Europe decides (a contribution to transparency about the European institutions’ work and supporting the democratic process): 

You want to know about other campaign materials?

Happy voting! campaign – Focus on Youth: 

ILGA-Europe's Come Out campaign for human rights and LGBTI equality among the candidates for next European Parliament and European Commission: 

You want to share your action to promote the EU parliamentarian elections?

E-mail mobility@on-the-move.org

This campaign is an initiative of European cultural networks and organisations:

FACE – Fresh Arts Coalition Europe
TEH – Trans Europe Halles
OTM – On the Move
IETM – international network for contemporary performing arts
CAE – Culture Action Europe
NEMO – Network of European Museum Organisations
EMC – European Music Council
ETC – European Theatre Convention
RESEO – European Network for Opera and Dance Education
Europa Nostra
European Choral Association-Europa Cantat
Res Artis
ACCR – Association des centres culturels de rencontres
ECF – European Cultural Foundation
ROOTS & ROUTES International Association
Kunsten ’92
Banlieues d’Europe
NCK – Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning and Creativity