Are you an EU citizen aged between 16 and 29 and currently residing and studying in Austria?
Surely you are aware of the European Parliament elections in May 2019. EMY projectis looking for European mobile students studying at Austrian Universities to participate in a FOCUS GROUP discussing the forthcoming European elections. It will take place on 10 and 14 of May 2019 . Join us for a coffee and more! (for more information please contact contact Matthias Pinsker here: matthias.pinsker(at)ait.ac.at)
Also, please take a few minutes to fill in our SURVEY. We aim to find out how to better make your voice heard! If you leave your contact details after answering all our questions, you will participate in a prize competition.
Fill the survey HERE!
The results and findings will be incorporated into EMY, a European research project which addresses the Empowerment of Mobile Youth in the EU. The project is coordinated by AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Center for Digital Safety & Security. Especially in connection with the forthcoming European Parliament elections in May 2019, the project focuses on the support and enhancement of the democratic participation of young EU citizens (European mobile youth) who are studying and living abroad in their host EU countries.
More about EMY
EMY is about bringing EU citizenship to life, in particular for young voters. EU citizenship is much more than a fictional concept or an imprint on our passports. Under the Treaty on the European Union all EU citizens have the right to vote, and to stand as candidates in elections to the European Parliament in their home country or, alternatively, in any other country in the EU where they reside (‘host country’).
EMY is looking to identify the reasons why mobile EU citizens are not exercising their voting rights and to find ways to encourage more active engagement and participation.
EMY will concentrate, initially, on conducting pilots in two EU member states, Austria and Estonia. Austria has been the first EU member state to grant its citizens the right to vote in all elections (including EU) at the age of 16; Estonia is a pioneer in promoting the use of online voting (‘i voting’).
Who is benefiting from EMY?
- Mobile EU citizens aged 16-29 from other EU member states, who live and study, or work, in Austria and Estonia;
- Institutions and people who are dealing with mobile youth in Austria and Estonia;
- European, national and local policy makers and administrations dealing with elections, citizen engagement and education.
- AIT, Austrian Institute of Technology (lead partner)
- Politikos (Austria NGO)
- eGA, e-Governance Academy, Estonia
- CEPA – Centre for Economics and Public Administration Ltd. UK
Duration:24 months, project start Feb 2019
EMY Homepage: https://europeanmobileyouth.eu