Young election workers for the European elections

In May 2019, it is time again for us to vote in the European Elections. In the light of the ever-increasing lack of trust in democratic institutions and a constant rise of EU-sceptic voices, we want to actively encourage young Europeans to strengthen democracy and get involved in European politics.

Therefore, we will provide training for 100 young Europeans to become first-time polling officers at the upcoming European Elections in Berlin. The training will consist of a day of getting to know the political system of the European Union better and discussions about how to get involved and have a say in Europe. On the second training day, the trainees will get to know the practical skills they will need to take care of a polling station during the elections in May 2019. As a group of young polling officers, these young Europeans will stand up for a democratic and united Europe.

All young people in Berlin between 18-27 years of age are invited to apply. Interested individuals as well as schools from Berlin can sign up here.

We are carrying out this project for the first time in cooperation with the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung and the Bildungsinstitut Haus Rissen as part of the nation-wide campagne “Erstwahlhelfer”. The project is supported by the foundation Mercator, the federal ministry for family affairs, senior citizens, women and youth through the programme “Demokratie leben!” and the Jugend-Demokratiefonds. The project is furthermore supported by the lead election officer for Berlin.

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