European cultural networks launch ‘Go Vote! Bring a Friend’ campaign

Europa Nostra is joining forces with other European cultural networks to launch the campaign “Go vote! Bring a friend” inviting citizens to use their right to vote for the European elections next month (22-25 May).

A birdlike view of the European Parliament plenary chamber. Photo: © European Union 2014 - European Parliament.

A birdlike view of the European Parliament plenary chamber. Photo: © European Union 2014 – European Parliament.

“Go vote! Bring a friend” is a very simple message European cultural networks and organisations want to circulate to encourage citizens to use their right to vote and influence the future of Europe. All of them are concerned by the high rates of abstention during European elections and the recent rise of extremism across Europe. These elections will – perhaps more than any previous EU elections – help decide the future direction of Europe. Some 350 million voters will have a say over how the EU should be governed for the next five years, including deciding who will become the next President of the European Commission. Cultural networks wish to contribute to the European debates and policies, defend democratic values and raise citizens’ awareness of their power of decision.

Follow the conversation on twitter and get social with your message and contribution. Use #GoVoteEU

This campaign is an initiative of the following European cultural networks and organisations:

FACE – Fresh Arts Coalition Europe
TEH – Trans Europe Halles
OTM – On the Move
IETM – international network for contemporary performing arts
CAE – Culture Action Europe
NEMO – Network of European Museum Organisations
EMC – European Music Council
ETC – European Theatre Convention
RESEO – European Network for Opera and Dance Education
Europa Nostra
European Choral Association-Europa Cantat
Res Artis
ACCR – Association des centres culturels de rencontres
ECF – European Cultural Foundation
ELIA – European League of Institutes of the Arts
ENCATC – European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers
ECHO – European Concert Hall Organisation
EMCY – European Union of Music Competitions for Youth
ROOTS & ROUTES International Association
Kunsten ’92
Banlieues d’Europe
NCK – Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning and Creativity


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