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Tuesday, 22. April 2014

Raise your voice at EU elections in May: Go vote ... and bring a friend

European cultural networks launch campaign "Go vote! Bring a friend." for the European elections (to be held between 22 and 25 May 2014) - help us spread the message and encourage your friends and colleagues to make use of their democratic rights

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 download the communication pack and relay campaign?

Download here the communication material to use online (e.g. for your website, newsletter, Facebook page, etc.)

Download here the communication material to print and send or display (postcards, A5, A4 and A3 posters)

You want to get quick, reliable and easy to digest information about the EU elections?

Trans Europe Halles: An EU Elections’ introduction and graphic toolkit

Drawing citizenship: Towards the 2014 European elections through comics and cartoons

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

Culture Action Europe,  Manifesto for the European Elections

Culture Action Europe, 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)

You want to know about other campaign materials?

Happy voting! (campaign) – Focus on Youth

ILGA-Europe's Come Out campaign aims to mobilise support for human rights and LGBTI equality among the candidates for next European Parliament and European Commission, and to energize its member organisations and individuals across Europe to vote.


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:


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

ELIA – European League of Institutes of the Arts

ENCATC – European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers

ECHO – European Concert Hall Organisation

EMCY – European Union of Music Competitions for Youth


ROOTS & ROUTES International Association

Kunsten ’92

Banlieues d’Europe

NCK – Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning and Creativity