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European cultural networks launch campaign "Go vote! Bring a friend." for the European elections

24 April 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 (to be held between 22 and 25 May 2014) 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.

Download the communication pack and relay campaign:

Get advocacy material and in-depth information about the EU elections:

  • Culture Action Europe's Manifesto for the European Elections
  • Culture Action Europe's Toolkit for the European 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)

Get quick, reliable and easy to digest information about the EU elections:

Follow the conversation on twitter and get social with your message and contribution. Use #GoVoteEU

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

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