Report on the 2019 Elections: towards stronger voting rights in Europe?
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Report on the 2019 Elections: towards stronger voting rights in Europe?

By Beniamino Brunati & Joran Brons Source: European Parliament In the Report on the 2019 Elections to the European Parliament released on 19 June 2020, European Institutions make the point on the consultation and indicate a series of measures in line with Voters Without Borders’s objectives to strengthen voting rights…

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A Young Task Force Writing The History Of A More Democratic EU!

A Young Task Force Writing The History Of A More Democratic EU! During the European Parliament Elections of 2019, never as before, young people were really involved and enthusiastic about promoting the importance of voting at the EU level. Their increased interest in the EU was almost unbelievable. The ECIT…

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Can Languages Tell Us The History Of Our European Past?

Can Languages Tell Us The History Of Our European Past? Can you imagine a bunch of Erasmus students coming from different regions of Europe meeting together for the classic pub crawl activity and speaking Latin as the lingua franca instead of English? “Well, unless they are extremely drunk and trying…

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5 Differences between the US and Europe

5 Differences between the US and Europe Since coming to Belgium to study abroad, it is difficult not to notice the differences between the United States and Europe. When making comparisons, often people see one as better or worse, but truly they are just different! Here are five things I…

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A Participatory Democracy in Europe: the Moment is Now!

A Participatory Democracy in Europe: the Moment is Now! Times call for a radical changes in the way European democracy is ran, and the Conference on the Future of Europe is the best opportunity to make a step forward. But only if citizens and civil society organizations are duly included…

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#Andràtuttobene

#Andràtuttobene This is what children in Italy are drawing. The main features are notable: a rainbow, a peaceful landscape and reassuring sentences. #Andràtuttobene” means everything will be all right, this is how children are sending a positive message to the world, while #iorestoacasa is now one of the most used…

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What you may have forgotten about the French municipal elections!

What you may have forgotten about the French municipal elections! Since 1992, with the treaty of Maastricht, EU mobile citizens can vote in local elections. In France, they are, according to the French statistic center¹, 1,851,000. All of them should be able to vote, nevertheless, among them, according to the…

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The invisible rights’ struggle of mobile EU citizens

The invisible rights’ struggle of mobile EU citizens If the 2019 European elections have been quite the success in terms of turnout and involvement of the young population, they could not be qualified as "smooth sailing" for all EU citizens.    The 2019 European elections were shaped by the significant…

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A Paradox of European Democracy

A Paradox of European Democracy Allow EU citizens to vote in regional and national elections and referenda in their country of residence, and strengthen their existing rights to vote and stand in European and municipal elections: this is the objective of the latest European citizens’ initiative registered by the European Commission. …

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Transnational Quarantine Thoughts

Transnational Quarantine Thoughts Hi there,My name is Robert and I am from Romania, studied three years in the UK and now I am finishing my masters of European Studies in Belgium. Since quite young, quite 19 at the time, I took my chances as a European citizen and pursued studies…

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