In May 2019 European citizens will once again have the privilege to go to the polls and vote for a new European parliament. Every single cast ballot decides on the direction and shapes the future of the European Union for the next five years. With the election date fast approaching, questions need to be answered: How does the EU work? What can the EU do for me? Where can I vote?
Recently, the European Union has been featured in many headlines, has been criticised by many, attacked by some and praised by others. Accompanied by increasingly extreme views from all sides of the spectrum, it is difficult to find clear answers and insights. On this #EP2019 resource page, we have gathered links to help you understand the process and make an informed choice. While there is no “right” and “wrong” vote, it is important to be well-informed and reflect on one’s own values.
Of course, this is easier said than done – the complexity of the European institutions and electoral system is difficult to crack. This is why we will continue building this webpage and share our knowledge, relevant materials and in general get you ready to vote in the European elections.
Where should I start? If you don’t know anything yet about the elections, check out the infographic which includes all the national rules, number of MEPs per country, electoral threshold and much more. (Here in FR & DE)