Should the voting age be lowered to 16? Spain’s Case

Posted on 17. July 2015 by Carolina Seminario Herrera In recent times, many countries in Europe have debated the possibility of lowering the legal voting age to 16. At the moment and within the framework of the EU, voting at 16 is only allowed in national elections in Austria since 2008, although it is allowed at … Continue reading Should the voting age be lowered to 16? Spain’s Case

Poland: Young people choose European enemies

Posted on 29. May 2014 by Slawomir Parus   Much happened in Poland during the election day – Wojciech Jaruzelski, the last Polish communist dictator, passed away and two strongest parties in the Polish Parliament confirmed their supremacy in Polish politics by gaining 19 seats each in the European Parliament. However, right after the exit polls … Continue reading Poland: Young people choose European enemies

Missing a generation in EU politics?

13. May 2014

futurelab-europe_missing-a-generation-in-eu-politics_2013Why and how to involve young citizens all around Europe to raise their claims – in and beyond voting? FutureLab Europe has approached 1100 young Europeans and compiled an issue paper which provides insight and recommendations on how to better implement the young generations’ valuable impetus for Europe.

When my country changed

Posted on 05. May 2014 by Sandra Grindgärds In April 2011, when the parliamentary elections took place in Finland, something happened to my country. It was spring and I was having the time of my life as an Erasmus student in Rennes in France. However, on the election night I had told my friends I … Continue reading When my country changed

Missing a generation in EU politics: How to involve young Europeans?

07. April 2014 László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion was the keynote speaker at the 3rd FutureLab Europe spring conference. The debate focused on the involvement of younger generations in the forthcoming European elections. The low turn-out among young European voters in the 2009 European elections has been alarming. Only 30% … Continue reading Missing a generation in EU politics: How to involve young Europeans?