Full political rights for EU citizens


Help us campaign for a better European Union!

Sign our European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) !

We demand the EU to remove a stain on European democracy and empower European citizenship, by implementing full political rights for all EU citizens.

If we collect 1 Million signatures, the European Commission must act on the following proposals :


a. Recognize

EU citizens automatically as voters where they reside and remove obstacles to voting and standing in elections across borders.

B. Renovate

Universal Suffrage as a fundamental right and European value. EU-citizens should choose whether to vote in their country of residence or in the country of origins for all elections and referenda.

C. Research

The impact of such steps towards Universal Suffrage for EU citizens and how they could include third-country nationals.
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Turnout increase among young people between 2014 and 2019 European Elections​

As European citizens, we are becoming increasingly conscious of the need to be better represented and make our voice heard in a more divided and politically unpredictable Europe. We believe that all EU citizens, regardless of their nationality,  should be recognized as equal and have full political rights.

1 September. 1 Million signatures. 1 Year.

Thanks to the support of several MEPs and high profile figures from the civil society (Karen Melchior, Damian Boeselager, Nicolae Ștefănuță, Piernicola Pedicini, Bogdan Deleanu,  prof. Alberto Alemanno… ),

the team’s lobbying work with and towards the EU institutions,

and the visibility on the press, the ECI has been successfully launched on September 1st 2020!

The Run-up for European Integration - Voters Without Borders places third for the Jean Monnet Prize 2020!

“We believe that every citizen residing in another member state is contributing not only to the cultural and economic wealth of the country but to the overall Europeanisation and integration of our societies. Integration, for us, means that our borders are becoming weaker and our ties stronger.”

Anna Comacchio, campaign coordinator

Find more info here.

“Next year, we will propose clearer rules on the financing of the European political parties and take action to ensure greater transparency in paid political advertising, improve the electoral rights of mobile Europeans and take action to protect journalists and civil society against strategic lawsuits against public participation.”
A Participatory Democracy in Europe: the Moment is Now!
European Commission
2021 Work Programme

In addition, the young Voters Without Borders team has been asked to present the ECI and the research results in the next joint EP hearing on Union Citizenship held on 29 October in front of AFCO, LIBE, JURI and PETI Committee.

"No taxation without representation is an old mantra, but a good one"

The Economist



During the European
elections, I could not
vote for Slovak
candidates due to lack
of information and
miscommunication from
embassy officials. Public
authorities were not


For the national
elections, I voted by
post but many votes got
lost, miscounted or the
official envelope got
delivered too late.



For the local and
European elections, I
wanted to vote in my
country of residence but
I was not allowed to
vote locally where I am
living in Latvia. In
addition, I do not
receive information
about voting.

The administration simply
says “it is not possible”
as a way not to have to
solve the problem.


I tried to register for
voting this year, I sent
off all the necessary
documents through the
government website. I
received a reply from
my local City Hall that
my proof of address is
not going to be


No explanation why the EDF bill I provided
with my name, address
and a date from the
1 month before wasn’t
good enough.



I’ve been a Spanish resident since
18 years now and I pay
my taxes in Spain ever
since, yet I don’t have
any say in what it is
spent on because we’re
not allowed to vote. I
own a house, I run a
business here and I
don’t have any
possessions in The
Netherlands, yet I am
allowed to vote over
So yes, it’s about
time we do something
about that.



We are collecting stories of people who had difficulties and troubles voting in the country of residence or back home during National, European, local elections and Referenda!

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