AN ONLINE-PLATFORM TO GET YOUNG PEOPLE ENGAGED IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTION 2014
The aim of PlanetEUrope was to get the apolitical youth (above sixteen years old) engaged in the election of the European Parliament in 2014.
Far way from shiny brochures and solemn speeches on the importance of democracy, we developed a space for questions and discussions about Europe on an online-platform and social media. This way, awareness was raised for the EU and the European election in an innovative way.
Regarding the content, several topics that, in the context of Europe, are relevant to young people were up for discussion and voting. This happened through different channels such as video, audio or chat. Adolescents, who are more familiar with EU issues, acted as moderators. They also brought about critical questions, videos, articles or opinions on their own.
The online-plattform PlanetEUrope helps to explain the complex and often unpopular topics of Europe and European elections. Still, only few young people vote, which is why PlanetEUrope shows them how and why Europe and the EU are important parts of their life. The project picks up the youth wherever they are: in schools, clubs, organisations and the social web. They are part of all phases of the digital participation process, whether as users, visitors or moderators.
The results were summarised in a final report and can be retrieved under this Link.
Jung- und Erstwähler*innen bei der Europawahl 2014
Aktivierung von Jungen Menschen für Europa
Ausbildung von Multiplikatoren
Neue Wege der Online Kommunikation finden und soziale Medien für Europa nutzen
Oktober 2013 bis Juni 2014
Online-Forum PlanetEUrope, begleitende Workshops, Seminare und Podiumsdiskussionen
Informationsbüro des Europäischen Parlaments in Deutschland
Liquid Democracy e.V.
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