Lithuania 2020: Enhancing political participation through establishing a diaspora constituency

By Robert Goia and Tommaso Bratto Sunday, 11 October, the first round of the general elections were held in Lithuania to elect 71 of the 141 representatives of the “Seimas”, the Lithuanian Parliament. Whereas the second round which took place on the 25 October elected the remaining seats, it seems…

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‘Voters Without Borders’ claim first major victory!

By Anna Comacchio and Juliette Gille-Vignale “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…

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Voters Without Borders say: “Voting rights: Vienna waits for you!”

by Sinéad O'Keeffe “In Austria, you have to be an Austrian Citizen to vote at the provincial elections, because the capital, Vienna, is both a city and a province I cannot vote here at all. In addition, Denmark does not allow citizens who are not living in Denmark to vote…

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[Call for testimonies]: Missing mobile voters in Romanian local elections
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[Call for testimonies]: Missing mobile voters in Romanian local elections

Article by Sinead O'Keeffe and Robert Stefan Goia Dear Voters Without Borders supporters, We, as The Voters Without Borders team, have issued a complaint on 1 October to Didier Reynder, the Commissioner of Justice of the European Union, regarding issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic that EU mobile citizens are…

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Switzerland referendum: Voters keep free movement with EU

Article by Aure Isouard, Nusa Vidensek, and Robert Stefan Goia On 27 September 62% of Swiss voters decided in favour of keeping freedom of movement between their country and the EU. This is a welcome result particularly in a period of restrictions on European freedoms for 450,000 Swiss citizens living…

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Gli invisibili: ripensare i processi politici in un mondo di mobilità

La vittoria del SÌ al referendum costituzionale del 20-21 settembre ha ridotto il numero di parlamentari eletti nella circoscrizione estero. Le conseguenze del taglio ci impongono di ripensare il processo democratico tanto per chi vive in Italia quanto all’estero. Article by Beniamino Brunati Tra minacce di una nuova ondata pandemica,…

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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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