Sign our European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) today!
Welcome to Voters Without Borders which puts young people centre stage: a team of Erasmus students, supported by a wider coalition, campaigning for full political rights for EU citizens who practise their rights to freedom of movement. 13.5 million EU citizens are under-represented with the right to vote and stand in European and local elections, but not in regional and national elections or referenda. Check out our proposal, our FAQ and our Advocacy Paper to find out more. Please consider getting involved with our project either as an individual or as an organisation. But most importantly — please sign our European Citizens’ Initiative today! Don’t be fooled — there is still disenfranchisement. Become part of the European struggle for “no taxation without representation”.
We are delighted to share with all of you a video we made to promote our ECI !
In this short video our international VWB team explain in their native languages the need to contribute to our initiative and sign the ECI
If you are curious about our members and their background do not hesitate to check ‘Our Team’ – Our promotional video is also available on our social media, if you want to share and support us head over to our accounts (Instagram @voterswithoutborderseci/Twitter @VoterWOBorders)
Currently, electoral rights are only partials in the EU. In 13 out of the 27 EU Member states, non-EU nationals are not allowed to vote in municipal elections. Non-nationals are not able to vote in national elections, whether they are mobile EU citizens or third-country nationals. We believe that partial electoral rights are an obstacle to participation and democracy, which is why we want to demonstrate that mobile EU citizens and non-EU nationals should be entitled to vote in the Member state in which they reside!
The Voters Without Borders team held a symbolic vote in Paris to raise awareness about the electoral rights of mobile EU citizens and non-EU nationals and to increase visibility for the entire campaign.
We are delighted with the success of our polling station in Place de la République on Friday 22nd of April 2022! A report including the results, pictures and an analysis is now available here.
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE AFTER EXERCISING YOUR RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT? FILL OUT OUR QUESTIONNAIRE TO TELL US MORE!
Considering that no one should be denied their right to vote, Voters Without Borders decided to file a complaint to the European Commission against those five Member States (Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, and Malta) which deprive their nationals of the right to vote in national elections on account of residence abroad (known as disenfranchisement). A key and crucial part of our complaint is your testimony, as it will give weight to the complaint and prompt the Commission to take action.
If you sign our European Citizens' Initiative and help us collect one million signatures, the European Commission must act on the following proposals:
Remove barriers to registration of EU citizens to vote and stand in European and local elections either in their country of residence or origin.
REAFFIRM UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE
Reaffirm Universal Suffrage as a fundamental right and value. EU citizens should have the right to choose whether to vote in their country of residence or origin for all elections and referenda.
RESEARCH THE IMPACT
Research the impact of such genuine Europeanization of voting rights, the necessary safeguards, and how they could include third-country nationals.
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