Project Overview

Project “Counter Euroscepticism with Your Vote” was designed to address the rising Euroscepticism and distrust of national governance structures which demotivate people to participate in the voting process. Turnout in the European Parliament elections 2014 was 43% and in 2019 was 51%, however in many EU countries the turnout was still below 30%. Project includes 6 organizations from Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria. They had the lowest voter turnout and rise of Euroscepticism. The project’s aims where:

  • To encourage EU citizens to make their voice count,
  • Built the capacity of young people to participate actively in the democratic life of Europe,
  • Counter Euroscepticism with EU dialogue and discussion on forward-looking initiatives for the future of Europe,
  • Educate young people about EU values and history of EU.

Project activities

01 - Big transnational events

Project partners organized three Big Transnational events: “My Vote” (on why voting is important), “EU Future” (on the future of EU and the challenges of Euroscepticism), “Day of Democracy” (presenting the state of democracy in the EU)

02 - Workshops events

Workshops “Active EU” where organized in all partner countries, aimed at debating individual opinions of the citizens on how policy agendas are and should be implemented within the EU political framework. 

03 - Survey report

Project partners gathered data from all partner countries and created a report tabout increasing voting turnout, tackling Euroscepticism and increasing active citizenship