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NOTE: Network of Organizations and Towns for the European Elections

Project ID: 101091293

Project duration: 18 months

Project start date: 01.01.2023

Project end date: July 2024

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NOTE stands for the “Network of Organizations and Towns for the European Elections”. It is an initiative of 12 towns from 10 EU Member States in the framework of the programme CERV. We represent citizens, local governments and civil society organisations from: Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Portugal, Croatia, Greece, Spain, Lithuania, Belgium and Germany (associated partner). The project activities are planned for 18 months, from January 2023 to June 2024, aligned with the next European Elections in May 2024. NOTE will promote the exchange of experience and modus operandi between the partners in the following three ways: 1) bringing information on the role of the Union and its democratic values to local citizens; 2) striving bottom-up social mobilisation for active European citizenship and democratic European Elections to the European Parliament in 2024, and 3) favouring cultural and civic exchange – also on a personal level. Young citizens (18-35 y.o.) of the partnered towns are at the heart of this initiative as they are the ones who made a difference in the European Elections to the European Parliament in 2019. The turnout of young and first time voters in 2019 exceeded any turnout increases registered for other age groups. Recalling this fact was fundamental in defining the goals of NOTE to form a transnational Network of Towns aiming at active citizenship and promotion of informed participation in the 2024 European Elections through and with the young citizens. In practical terms, NOTE will involve the partnered towns and organisations to become enablers in the process of bringing European institutions closer to their citizens: young people will learn to conduct Street Debates, an EP simulation activity and collect ideas and suggestions in a form of podcasts to achieve the objectives set by the EU documents policy papers as well as by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (backlash of women rights, climate, pandemic, migration, humanitarian crises caused by the wars, etc.).
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