Who are the movers and shakers of European Democracy and how can you become one yourself?
As populism continues to be on the rise and people seem to lose faith in politicians and institutions, democracy is more important than ever. From data privacy, to common defense and the economy; there is a lot at stake in the European Parliamentary Elections of 23 May. That’s why, instead of focusing on institutional politics, the fourth issue of the Are We Europe magazine shines a light on young democracy-makers; those people who work, lobby and campaign behind the facades of the European political system. Join us on May 17th for this Are We Europe meet-up #2 and the launch of magazine #4 ‘The Non-Elections Elections Issue’, which explores Civil Democracy in all its variety.
We partner up with Prove Them Wrong to show that young people can make a change, despite what people say.
- Jochem Jordaan | De Kiesmannen
- Dylan Ahern | De Kiesmannen
- Devika Partiman | Organisator, activist and founder Stem op een Vrouw
- Mick ter Reehorst | Founder Are We Europe
- Simone Zeefuik | Co-initiator #DecolonizeTheMuseum, VoteForwardNL
Who are the movers and shakers of European democracy, and how can you become one yourself? Not politicians, but activists, civil society actors, influential thinkers, organisations and grassroots initiatives aimed at strengthening European democracy at the local, national or international level, in Amsterdam and elsewhere. Considering the figurative distance between millennial voters and ‘Europe’, their lack of engagement with European democracy is quite understandable (last elections, youth voter turnout was as low as 16% in some countries). So, how and where can we find forms of European democracy closer to home?
"They say young people are not engaged, right? #ProveThemWrong"
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