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As we approach the European Elections in June, Parliament’s press services will be publishing a weekly newsletter, highlighting the main election-related news of the week so that you don’t miss anything or need a reminder of what information is available and where to find it. The Newsletter will be published each Friday until 7 June

Mark your calendars

Only 2 weeks to the European elections 6-9 June 2024. The results will be available in real time on the European elections results website and can be followed live in Brussels – more information here.

Eurovision debate

Watch a recording of the Eurovision debate between lead candidates for the job of European Commission president here – dubbed versions are available in all official EU languages. Over 130 outlets broadcasted the debate.

Campaigning on the ground

  • The European Parliament’s liaison office in Belgium and Belgian international football player Amadou Onana are organising a football tournament on 25 May in Brussels to raise awareness on the importance of voting in the elections. 120 young Belgians aged 16 to 18 have registered already – 16 is the minimum age to vote in Belgium. The winning team will get tickets to the friendly Belgium-Montenegro game on 5 June.
  • The last “Café de l’Europe” took place on 18 May in Saint-Brieuc, France. This ephemeral travelling café travelled to eight different French villages and towns and invited passers-by to sit in pairs to debate Europe ahead of the elections.
  • Young active students in Bardejov, Slovakia are organising “European Fridays” – every Friday in May, they have been setting up a different event to promote the EU and the importance of voting. On Friday 17, they organised an “EU village” where EU institutions and organisations had stands in the “promenade” park.

This is just one of many examples of actions taken to spread information on the importance of voting in the European elections by some of the over 60,000 Together.eu volunteers in the EU. For a full list, click here.

Multipliers

Lime is joining the European Parliament’s campaign with several actions: They will be offering free rides for all on Election Day to make it easier to vote, conduct a social media campaign with testimonials from first time voters, send in-app and email notifications to users and add messages on their physical scooters. They will also change their colours to EU colours from 6 to 9 June.

Countering disinformation

The European Parliament launched several initiatives to prevent and counter disinformation ahead of the elections:

Tools for the Press

What happens after the European elections? The Press Tool Kit has information on this and more.





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