Friday, February 13, 2009

European election 2009 – get started!

Source: Concord Flash, nr. 57, January 2009

30 years after the first direct election of the European Parliament by citizens, 2009 will see the European Parliament's seventh elections. They will take place from 4 to 7 June 2009. It will be the first time since the accession of Romania and Bulgaria that all 27 European Member States vote on the same week. In order to support NGOs and citizen groups at local level in raising awareness about the European elections and to engage in discussion with candidates, the EU Civil Society Contact Group, which CONCORD is part of, has issued a toolkit 2009.

The toolkit is made up of four sheets that can be downloaded separately according to your needs:
Action sheet 1 - Why vote?
Action sheet 2 - How to engage?
Action sheet 3 – What do we expect from future European parliamentarians?
Fact sheet 4 - What is the European Parliament?

The sheets are currently only published in English but they will be translated in a wide range of languages soon. Feel free to disseminate the toolkit to your constituencies, colleagues or friend and start engaging in the debate: What Europe do we want? Who should therefore represent us in the European Parliament?

The toolkit in English is also online

For further information: Ester Asín Martínez (

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