Y Vote 2014 in the Université Catholique de Louvain magazine


2014 European elections: 34,09% – success or failure?

Communications Manager of the Y Vote 2014 Project has prepared an indepth analysis on the #EP2014 turnout: 34,09% – should Europeans consider this turnout as a succes or a failure? The article has been published in a number of online media, e.g., BlogActivGeneration Y blog / – the European politics blog etc.

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AEGEE-Europe calls for a transparent nomination of the President of the European Commission respecting the Lisbon Treaty

While the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament was held on 27 May to discuss the results of the recent European Parliament elections and to sketch the future institutional leaders of the EU, AEGEE-Europe releases its first analysis on the outcomes of the 2014 European elections.

About the Voting Guide: AEGEE

An information about the Voting Guide prepared by the Y Vote 2014 for the 2014 European elections on the OneEurope website. OneEurope emphasises the importance and the value of this material since it is created “by young people for young people – voters.”

YVote 2014 Convention in Wien

AEGEE-Vienna hosted the sixth Y Vote 2014 Convention which took place between 14-18 March. Having the main theme – EU in the World – the 32 participants discussed past, present and future of the EU, they also met several MEPs, participated in the workshops, drafted recommendations reflecting what is the youth vision on the future EU which will be handed to the European Parliament. Have a read of this article in order to know more about our experience in Vienna.

European elections 2014: Civil society and candidate MEPs commit to a Citizens’ Europe

An event on 18 March at the European Parliament hosted by Claude Moraes (MEP, S&D, UK) gathered a number of civil society organisations committed to promote youth participation, especially in the context of the European elections. AEGEE also attended this event and presented the Y Vote 2014 Project – our ideals, aims and achievements. AEGEE statement and comments made by other participating organisations can be read here.

Y Vote Convention on Gender Equality in Paris

Between 19-23 February AEGEE-Paris hosted fourth Y Vote Convention. This time nearly 40 active and curious young Europeans discussed an issue that is of a high importance on the European agenda – Gender Equality. How did the event go? What conclusions dis participants drew? And who did they meet in Paris? – read in this article!

AEGEE demands more equality in the procedures of EP elections

European citizen – a mobile person who is able to travel, study and work  abroad – within the EU or beyond its borders. However, these benefits constrain citizens’ involvement in democratic processes of the EU, namely, many are deprived of the right to participate in, or have a limited access to, the EP elections if they are outside of their country on the election day. This issue has been addressed by the Y Vote 2014 in the following article.

Y Vote Convention “The future of the eurozone: more austerity or solidarity?” (in German)

Between 28 January and 3 February AEGEE-Berlin hosted a Y Vote Convention gathering more than 20 participants from different European countries. European Movement in Germany (Europäische Bewegung Deutschland) wrote an article about the event.

Common parliament, different rules 

An opinion article on EurActiv addressing an issue of differences that exist within the EU regarding national rules that regulate participation in European elections in each Member State, namely, the question is about minimum age to be eligible to vote and to stand as a candidate. The Y Vote 2014 Project Team is concerned about those disparities and is calling upon European and national institutions to align those rules across the Member States.

AEGEE Europe/The European Students’ Forum demands a change in the European direction

An article published on The EU Bubble website about the launch of the Y Vote 2014, its objectives and activities – past, present and future. In this article the president of AEGEE-Europe explains the importance of youth participation and intergenerational dialogue in the context of the EP elections.

Y Vote 2014 campaign #EP2014

An article about the Y Vote 2014 Project on European Year of Citizens Alliance (EYCA) website. The Y Vote 2014 is featured as a “great project for young people” to raise awareness of the next European Parliamentary Elections and boost youth turnout.

Choosing a leader for your EP2014 Campaign

AEGEE-Europe’s AurActiv blog entry about the process of selecting leaders for each political group’s election campaign and candidates for the position of President of the European Commission in the light of upcoming European Parliamentary Elections. Even though AEGEE-Europe and Y Vote 2014 Team support introduction of this innovation, ambiguities and diversity of applied methods raise further questions about election outcome.

The “Y Vote 2014” Project of AEGEE-Europe encourages you to vote!

An article about the Y Vote 2014 Project and its main activities on OneEurope website. The article concludes that “AEGEE-Europe is a strong advocate of youth participation and therefore within the Y Vote 2014 Project actively works to engage not only AEGEE members but all young Europeans in the EP Elections in May 2014.”

“Y vote 2014, solidarity vs. austerity”

NGO “Citizens of Europe” promotes Y Vote Convention “Solidarity vs. Austerity” taking place between 28 January and 2 February in Berlin. Implications of the financial crisis are expected to be a trigger for various discussions at this event. Original article can be found here.

The 2014 EP elections: will the “lost” generation find its way to the polls?

The European Parliament Research Service, the Think Tank of the European Parliament, features the Y Vote 2014 Project as an example of best practices in an article about participation of young Europeans in the European Parliamentary elections!

The AEGEEan looks back at the Y Vote 2014 kick-off convention in Valladolid

With the next youth convention in Las Palmas already well on the way, the AEGEEan looks back at last month’s convention “Ignite the Youth Spark”. The article tells the experience of Javier Uceda from Madrid, who participated at the convention in Valladolid. The article can be found on the website of the AEGEEan.

AEGEE-Europe reacts to the Duff Report

Following the publication of the Duff Report, AEGEE-Europe issued a press release in which it welcomes the the reports endorsements. The Report’s recommendations include several changes to reform the European Parliament Elections. The original report is available on the European Parliament website.

AEGEE-Europe releases a press statement about the Y Vote 2014 kick-off convention

After the start of the first youth convention, “Ignite the Youth Spark” in Valladolid, AEGEE-Europe released a press statement elaborating on the Y Vote 2014 project and the importance of the convention. The press release is available on the AEGEE-Europe site.

European Parliament video for campaign for the elections in 2014

As times are changing, so is the European Parliament. Never before has the EP had as much power to shape Europe, which means that whatever does or doesn’t happen in Europe is now up to YOU. See, feel and share the change here. More info:

Presentation of the Y Vote 2014 project in the European Parliament office in Barcelona

Last July the Y Vote Project 2014 was presented in the European Parliament office in Barcelona to the media and young people in the city. The event was hosted by MEP Salvador Sedo (EPP)

Launch of Y Vote 2014 in the European Parliament in Brussels

Video of the Press Conference of the launch of the Y Vote 2014 – It’s up to youth project of AEGEE / European Students’ Forum with Eider Gardiazábal, President of the Youth Intergroup of the European Parliament (S&D Group), Giuseppe Porcaro, Secretary General of the European Youth Forum and Luis and Roald representing AEGEE.

Invitation to the Launch of the Y Vote 2014 project

The invitation to the press conference at the European Parliament on 3 June 2013 where the Y Vote 2014 – It’s up to youth project of  AEGEE / European Students’ Forum was launched.

Video of Martin Schulz (President of the European Parliament) supporting the second edition of Y Vote

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