Four Motors for European Elections - Launch of a joint Europe Direct project for first-time voters

On July 11 and 12, 2023, a preparatory meeting in Stuttgart marked the start of the "Four Motors for European Elections" project which will bring together young people from the four regions.

In a cooperation project of Europe Direct Stuttgart and the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg and with the participation of the Europe Direct sections from Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Catalonia and Lombardy, young first-time voters will meet in Stuttgart in October. There, they will talk about the importance and benefits of Europe for their lives, as well as the great importance of their participation in social and political life, and especially in the European elections 2024. The international seminar will be accompanied by a social media campaign on the European elections 2024, which the young participants will create themselves.

In this international exchange, similarities and differences of institutional or non-formal youth participation in the different regions of Europe will be highlighted and discussed, whereby the participants will learn from each other and at the same time expand their skills in intercultural dialogue.