For three days, in April 2019, the European Movement International is inviting you to a celebration of European democracy. Within the context of the Alliance for Democracy, and in partnership with the European Parliament, we (EVBB as a member of the European Movement International) are gathering decision-makers, organised civil society, business, trade unions, influencers, activists and, most importantly, citizens to take part in the leading European democracy festival in view of the European elections.
Inspired by the Nordic tradition of democracy festivals, DEMOCRACY ALIVE aims to encourage civic engagement and increase interest in European democracy.
It is a challenging time for European cohesion which is why we need to come together to prove that European ideals can reach beyond the corridors of Brussels and are relevant to every single European in their day-to-day lives. In order to bridge the gap between us citizens and our representatives, and to reinforce trust and optimism in the European project, we want to create a space where citizens, stakeholders and our elected representatives can come together and engage in dialogue on important issues that matter; be it on the environment, opportunities for the young, employment, human rights and/or the rule of law. Together we can energise citizens across Europe and greatly increase voter turnout in the 2019 elections by promoting the European Parliament’s #ThisTimeImVoting campaign.
The EVBB attended the first briefing this Tuesday the 11th December in the European Parliament.
If you want to become a co-organiser and promote your organisation, please get in touch with us.
We are looking forward to meet you in April on Texel!