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 people to strengthen democracy and get involved in politics. We will provide a training for 100 young Europeans to become first-time polling officers at the upcoming European Elections. They will learn more about the political system of the European Union get practical skills to take care of a polling station during the elections in May 2019. We run the project together with Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung and Haus Rissen. Read more here.
Leading up to the European elections, we will host “election dialogues” in Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. During the events, first-time voters can approach the diverse topics and positions of the elections and have a space to discuss with one another as well as with experts in participation. Furthermore, European perspectives will be a focus of the events. Participants will develop their own political demands and strategies for working towards them in the context of the European elections. We run the project in cooperation with Stiftung Mercator and TUI Foundation. Read more here.
In direct exchange with high-level politicians, journalists, scientists and artists, we offer young people the chance to experience politics up-close. Join us at Berlin-based discussion events to find out more about the European elections, exchange ideas and have your voice heard by decision makers. We invited the general secretaries of the major parties to discuss their goals in the upcoming elections:
Read more about our events here.
Voting is not all you can do. At the Schwarzkopf Foundation, we campaign for Europe every day. Register for our events newsletter, meet other people and find opportunities to act together.
For more information on the European elections visit the European Parliament website.